Bi-Weekly COVID-19 Update – August 4, 2020

Secrets of Stony Plain Road: Scavenger Challenge

You may have noticed some buzz around social media regarding out Secrets of Stony Plain Road: Scavenger Challenge! Beginning on August 5, at 10 a.m, our newest shop local campaign will test the knowledge of participants on Instagram (stonyplainbroadbia) and Facebook (stonyplainroad). A variety of businesses in the Stony Plain Road & Area have partnered with us to bring fantastic prizes to those who choose to participate in the challenge! Every second day a challenge will be issued and a prize will be drawn for the previous challenge. This will amount to 10 challenge prizes and one grand prize that will be given away on August 24th! 

Keep your eyes on our social media to see what sort of prizes will be up for grabs! Could it be a gift card to your favourite restaurant? A selected item from your local specialty store? Stay tuned! Please feel free to share our contest with your customers, and if your business would like to donate an item to contribute for the grand prize draw, please contact Jane at shoplocal.spr@gmail.com.


Our Executive Director Speaks on Mandatory Mask Bylaw

Our Executive Director, Todd Janes, recently spoke with CBC Edmonton about the new mandatory mask Bylaw in Edmonton. Check it out here: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/edmonton-city-council-covid-19-1.5671230  


City of Edmonton Face Mask Toolkit

On July 19, 2020, City Council passed Bylaw 19408, Temporary Mandatory Face Coverings Bylaw. As a result:

Effective August 1, 2020, wearing a mask or face covering will be mandatory in all indoor public spaces and public vehicles. This applies to the publicity accessible areas of businesses/retail and includes transit, transit centres, LRT platforms and vehicles for hire. 

The City of Edmonton has put together a toolkit to help answer questions that people may have. 

https://www.edmonton.ca/programs_services/documents/COVID19-Face-Covering-Bylaw-External-Tool-Kit.pdf 


Face Masks on SPR 

Beginning August 1, masks will be mandatory in all public buildings and public vehicles in Edmonton.

If you’re looking for a mask on SPR (Stony Plain Road) check out Derks Uniforms Edmonton West location (10120 151 St) or One Stop Biker Shop (10007 167 St). Call ahead to see if there are masks in stock.

In addition to Derks & One Stop Biker shop, the Institute Of Nail Technology is also selling PPE on their website: https://intnails.com/collections/new-products

BeHealthy Pharmacy has face masks in stock as well. They are also providing free masks for those who cannot afford them or, have chronic medical conditions.

Dollarama also carries PPE online at:
https://www.dollarama.com/…/depa…/health-and-beauty/pharmacy

Our two locations at Jasper Gates 15061A Stony Plain Road & 350 Mayfield Common may also have some in stock. Please call to confirm.

If you are an Edmonton business that has struggled through the pandemic and is having trouble purchasing PPE for your business, apply for the Edmonton Economic Recovery Grant here: https://www.edmonton.ca/…/f…/individual-business-grants.aspx

If your business on Stony Plain Road is selling face masks and would like to be featured on our list, please contact communications.spr@gmail.com 


City of Edmonton Patio Program – Update to Include one Tent and A/V

The City has updated the guidelines for the Temporary Outdoor Patios, Sidewalk Cafes and Retail Space to address two common requests. Generally speaking, the following are now permitted under the Temporary Outdoor Patio Guidelines:

– One small tent or canopy per patio

– Audio-visual equipment will also be permitted, with the addition of a noise mitigation plan. 

The updated guidelines include descriptions of what is permitted, for instance the size and materials of the tent and the placement of audio-visual equipment. Guidelines are found here.

Being a good neighbour – Noise Mitigation

The temporary patio program is based on mutual trust, respect, and accountability between businesses, the City, and the public. We are asking businesses who will be using audio-visual equipment (ex. TVs, speakers) on their temporary patios to provide a noise mitigation plan. This will explain exactly how they will be keeping noise to a minimum and being a good neighbour. Noise mitigation plan should answer the following questions: 

– How will sound be managed at the location? Who will be responsible for noise levels?  For example: security staff or a manager on site will conduct periodic walkthroughs of the patio to assess noise levels, and if necessary, remind patrons to keep noise to a minimum.

– How late into the evening will it remain open? How many speakers are present, and where are they located? Consider your patio hours of operation and how the noise levels will comply with the Community Standards Bylaw 14600, specifically Sections 14, & 19-22. Are patio hours different from the venue (does the patio close at 10 pm and can patrons move indoors?)

– How are you ensuring that your speakers will not interfere with neighbours or traffic? For example, set TV volume to a consistent level, and keep in mind that the volume should be turned down in the evening after 10pm. Speakers and TVs should face inwards, and away from the adjacent roadway.

– How will noise be managed outside the venue and who is responsible to ensure that noise from the venue does not disrupt surrounding properties? For instance, It is a good idea to touch base with neighbours to let them know what will be occurring and if there are concerns to chat with the managers. 

You can send your noise mitigation plan to businessinfo@edmonton.ca, and include your name and your business name. We will not be reviewing or approving these plans, but will keep them on file should any complaints be made.


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