Response to COVID-19

Response to COVID-19

UPDATE - March 16, 2020: THE AFREA HAS ACTIVATED OUR DISASTER RESOURCE MANAGEMENT PLAN.

What does that mean? Staff will be working from home until further notice. We ask that visitors to our office contact us via email or through the web site contact us form. Messages will be forwarded to the necessary recipient and you will be contacted as soon as possible. Do not visit our office. Meetings will be done using tele-communication protocols. We are taking the CORVID-19 pandemic seriously and are providing safe, calm measures to implement business continuity. If you have any questions, please contact us via email. We will be happy to connect with you virtually. Please get your information from reliable sources and follow recommendations to mitigate the risk to our community and province.

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For current details on the situation in Alberta check out the Government of Alberta website for Covid-19 Information for Albertans. Be sure to get your news from reliable sources.

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The AFREA is establishing a planned and responsible response to the unfolding nature of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. Our Disaster Resource Management Plan (established in 2009 during the H1N1 pandemic) outlines our business continuity plan, which focuses on mitigating risk to the organization and its resources - human, financial, and reputation. Our main priority is the safety, health and well-being, and support of our staff, board of directors, members, and our community.

  • Plans are in place for staff to work from home when necessary in order to keep the Federation office services running.
  • Alternate meeting plans are in place for board meetings via tele-conferencing to limit face-to-face interactions. 
  • Staff and board are not attending large events - many events have already been cancelled or postponed. 
  • Any staff or board travelling or returning from outside the country will be on self-imposed quarantine for the 14-day period even if not displaying immediate symptoms.
  • Anyone who is ill, please stay home. 
  • If you have any questions or concerns, please get your information from official resources such as directly from Alberta Health or the Government web sites. 
  • If you experience sypmtoms of the virus, please call 811 and follow instructions.