By LETHBRIDGE HERALD on January 19, 2021.
With the Government of Alberta easing some public health restrictions on Monday, the Lethbridge Chamber of Commerce is applauding their resolve in implementing expanded supports and a measured reopening.
The province is allowing businesses offering personal and wellness services to reopen by appointment only. In addition, up to 10 people will be allowed to gather outdoors, and up to 20 people will be allowed to attend funerals.
“We are pleased to see these restrictions being lifted and people getting back to work. This is great news for small businesses, at a time when they desperately need it,” said Cyndi Vos, CEO, Lethbridge Chamber of Commerce. “The Chamber will continue to advocate for a thoughtful phased-in approach to reopening that will benefit job creators as well as the consumers who rely on their services. As well, the Chamber will continue to ask the government to provide a path forward for when other sectors of the economy can reopen, especially the hospitality and fitness industry; including indoor gyms, studios, recreation centres and arenas.”
Last week’s announcement also included expanded supports for recently opened small businesses, which have seen a 30 per cent drop in revenue or more.