The Alberta Veterinary Medical Association continues to share information about COVID-19, pets and livestock.
The Government of Canada continues to share information to ensure employers, workers and stakeholders are aware of their obligations to comply with public health requirements in the context of COVID-19.
- Below I a link to a joint letter from the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Health, and the Honourable Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion, outlining the Government of Canada’s expectations of employers seeking to bring in temporary foreign workers to Canada.
- In addition the Temporary Foreign Worker Program has now posted new FAQs online. These FAQs provide new and updated guidance to employers regarding the payment of wages during the 14-day self isolation period, and should be used by employers and stakeholders to complement the Guidance to Employers shared with you last week.
Alberta Health has updated their Non-healthcare Workplace Guidance During COVID-19 document. Please find below a link to the revised document as well as a link to their Support for Employers and Employee page which contains this and other documents as well as orders issued.
Non-healthcare Workplace Guidance During COVID-19 document https://www.alberta.ca/assets/documents/covid-19-non-healthcare-workplace-guidance.pdf
Support for Employers and Employee page: https://www.alberta.ca/covid-19-support-for-employers.aspx/
AgCareers.com also has a library of resources available that you can access for FREE. This includes printable fact sheets, handouts and articles on topics relevant to COVID-19 in the Agriculture industry. You can visit their library of resources by clicking on this link.
Essential Services, Daily Updates, and where Albertans can go to help respond to the challenge COVID-19 poses.
For information on Essential Services and what is included please reference https://www.alberta.ca/essential-services.aspx
For daily updates and announcements please reference https://www.alberta.ca/coronavirus-info-for-albertans.aspx
Businesses or Volunteer groups seeking to offer their support can do so at www.alberta.ca/covid19offersprogram
Sheep Supply for the month of December 2019
Provincial and federal meat inspectors will share resources to ensure a consistent supply of safe food products for Albertans and Canadians.
It is important in these uncertain times that sheep producers have a safety net to protect against economic downturns. The NSN has been working hard through their membership in the CFA to help craft a BRM plan that will work for all sheep producers. We believe that our industry cannot thrive without economic stability and thank all the CFA participants for working hard to promote changes that will benefit all of agriculture. We encourage you to read the updates we will be sharing to stay informed of any impending changes.
CFA President's Message - Week of March 30th
Covid-19 Update for On-Farm Service Providers
Guidance to Meat Slaughter and Processing Establishments on Prevention and Response to Suspect and Confirmed COVID-19 Plant Employees
CFIA has published a “Guidance to Meat Slaughter and Processing Establishments on Prevention and Response to Suspect and Confirmed COVID-19 Plant Employees”
More information on this, can be found at: https://inspection.gc.ca/covid-19/cfia-information-for-industry/guidance-to-meat-slaughter-and-processing-establis/eng/1585620151816/1585620617343
The CFA is doing a series of surveys each week to monitor how COVID19 is impacting our farmers.
Below is a link to the farm level survey that we are asking ALP Producers to fill out.
Farm level survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/KX63KRZ
Deadline for this specific survey is this Thursday, April 9, 2020.
ALP will update this webpage with the new surveys as they become available, along with the due date to submit.