From Alberta Pork
COVID-19 creates challenges for in-person meetings
As we continue to face a new wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, Alberta Pork eagerly awaits a time when our staff and board can meet face-to-face with producers and stakeholders again.
Currently, the Government of Alberta’s Restrictions Exemption Program (REP) stipulates that individuals gathering in collective spaces must have proof of double vaccination, a negative COVID-19 test administered no longer than 72 hours prior or a medical exemption letter.
Recognizing that not all producers and industry stakeholders are vaccinated, and acknowledging the cost associated with private testing, this can complicate in-person meetings. The sooner we are all able to meet the requirements under the REP, the sooner we can all be together again!
Until then, Alberta Pork will only be able to hold in-person meetings where Government of Alberta gathering restrictions can be verified. We will also continue to do as much as possible through virtual meetings, and we are always available by phone or email to help with issues.
Alberta Pork will also provide relevant information related to COVID-19, for the benefit of all producers and industry stakeholders.
Restrictions Exemption Program grant program
In response to the latest public health actions, government is providing funding to help offset costs of implementing the Restrictions Exemption Program (REP) and support training for workers.
A one-time payment of $2,000 will soon be available for Alberta small- and medium-sized businesses that are eligible for and choose to implement the REP. An additional $1 million will also be available for training to support the safety of workers when implementing the REP.
Eligible industry associations across Alberta can use the REP Training Grant to develop or procure training to help workers assess and manage challenging situations that may arise during their daily work.
Alberta Pork will keep producers updated as more information is released. Learn more.