Downtown Calgary

COVID-19 Information & Resources

by Calgary Downtown Association

September 3, 2021 Update

COVID-19 transmission is increasing and hospital admissions are rising, largely in unvaccinated Albertans. Alberta is taking temporary measured steps to reduce transmission and prevent the health care system from being overwhelmed.

These temporary measures come into effect September 4 at 8:00 a.m.:


  • Masks are mandatory in all indoor public spaces and workplaces. 
  • Employees must mask in all indoor work settings, except in work stations or where 2 metre physical distancing or adequate barriers are in place. 
  • Schools are not required to implement masking, but school boards will continue to set COVID-19 management policies as they deem appropriate.

Restaurants, cafes, bars, pubs and nightclubs

  • Alcohol service must end at 10:00 p.m. in all licensed establishments

Social gatherings

  • Albertans are encouraged to limit in-person contacts.
  • Unvaccinated Albertans are strongly recommended to limit indoor social gatherings to close contacts of only 2 cohort families up to a maximum of 10 people.

Working from home

  • Employers are recommended to continue to work-from-home measures and pause plans to have staff return to work.

For more information, visit the Government of Alberta website.


Government Resources


City of Calgary Response to COVID-19

Calgary Transit Updates

Residential Property Tax - 2020 COVID-19 Tax Relief Measures


Updates from the Alberta Chief Medical Officer

Alberta Health Services – COVID-19 Information

Government of Alberta: COVID-19 information for Albertans 

811 Alberta Health Services

Small & Medium Enterprise Relaunch Grant


Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan

Managing your business during COVID-19

Government of Canada: COVID-19 Outbreak update

Highly Affected Sectors Credit Availability Program (HASCAP)


Centre for Disease Control and Prevention: COVID-19 Resources

World Health Organization: COVID-19 Updates

Best Practices

COVID-19 Self-Assessment

COVID-19 Prevention & Risk

CDC: When and How to Wash Your Hands

CDC: Cleaing and Disinfecting Your Facility

CDC: Disinfecting your Vehicle

CDC: Keeping your workplace, school, and home safe

Social Distancing

Risk mitigation tool for gatherings and events

Daily Hive: Here's how "social distancing" is defined by the Government of Canada

For Businesses

Managing your business during COVID-19

Changes to Employment Insurance

COVID-19 Small Business Help Centre

Support for Entrepreneurs

Multilingual Resources

Help Prevent the Spread Posters

Google Workspace

Microsoft Teams

Microsoft, Working Remotely - The Top Remote Team Collaboration Tools

Google Hangout Meets

Facebook Workplace



Government of Canada: Mortgage deferrals

RBC Mortgage Skip a Payment

TD Flexible Mortgage Payment

BMO Coronavirus Update

National Bank of Canada Coronavirus Updates

CIBC Flexible Mortgage Payments

Scotiabank Coronavirus Updates

Mental Health

CDC: Coping with Stress

Talking to Children about COVID-19

Mental Health Resources for Albertans

Alberta 211 - Connecting Community Resources and Services to Albertans 

Taking Charge of What you Can: A COVID-19 Toolkit

Calgary Distress Centre

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