Bi-Weekly COVID-19 Update – July 7, 2020

Jasmine Nails and Lash Bar Opens Amid Alberta’s Phase 2 Relaunch 

On Monday, June 29, 2020, Jasmine Nails and Lash Bar Opened its location on 14917 Stony Plain Road. According to owner, Ada, the location is a beauty salon that specializes in nails and eyelash extensions. Jasmine Nails and Lash Bar is built around a modern concept and design with a focus on customer comfort and confidence. 

Ada tells us that she has been in the beauty industry for as long as she could remember and has owned two beauty salons before this one. The business offers a wide range of services that can be found on their website. They offer manis, pedis, acrylics, eyelash extensions, waxing and much more! 

The goal of the salon is to offer a nice and relaxing environment where customers of all ages can come in and relax after a long day. The location are licenced to serve alcoholic beverages so clients can enjoy a refreshment while getting their hands/feet done. This is also perfect for any customers who want to bring in their wedding party for a private group booking. 

Jasmine Nails and Lash bar prides itself in a clean environment and they follow very strict sanitary procedures. 

“The numerous amount of plants help absorb some of the toxins in the air that can arise from the chemicals in nail products,” Ada tells us. 

The salon was in the midst of renovating when COVID-19 was established in Edmonton, so an executive decision was made to take small steps in opening for business. Due to the pandemic, the business drastically reduced the number of appointments they take. 

“It is a difficult time for small/new businesses, however we are doing the best we can,” states Ada, “I am very grateful for any support we receive.” 

With everything that is going on around the world, the salon is very cautious about how they operate. They have reduced their occupancy capacity to a maximum of only two clients and 2-3 staff members. Clients are not to bring in any guests to ensure that social distancing can be maintained within the salon. 

“Supporting small businesses is especially crucial during this time because many of us are struggling to keep afloat,” says Ada, “Small businesses build close ties with their clients and bring character to the community and by supporting your local business you are putting that money back into your community.” 

Jasmine Nails and Lash Bar is currently hiring nail techs and lash techs! Please email Ada at jasminenailslashbar@gmail.com for more information! 

For more info on the salon please visit their website

Follow them on Instagram and Facebook to keep up to date and to enter their occasional giveaway! 

You can also check out a TikTok featuring the salon here!

If you are interested in having your SPR business profiled for our blog, please contact communications.spr@gmail.com.. 


Small & Medium Enterprise Relaunch Grant 

The Small & Medium Enterprise Relaunch Grant offers financial assistance to Alberta businesses, cooperatives, and non-profit organizations that were ordered to close or curtail operations, and that experienced a revenue reduction of at least 50 per cent, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The Government of Alberta has committed up to $200 million in funding for this program. 

Applications will remain open until August 31, or for 4 weeks following the start of Phase 3 of Alberta’s Relaunch Strategy – whichever is later. 

For more information: Small & Medium Enterprise Relaunch Grant or PDF


Alberta Biz Connect 

Biz Connect provides workplace guidance and supports to help businesses and non-profits affected by COVID-19 begin to reopen and resume operations safely. 

Check out Biz Connect


Mandatory Isolation

Albertans are legally required to isolate for: 

– 14 days if they returned to or entered Alberta from outside Canada or if they have been in close contact with someone with COVID-19 

– 10 days if they have any symptoms that are not related to a pre-existing illness or health condition; cough, fever, shortness of breath, runny nose or sore throat. 

If you have symptoms, take the online assessment to arrange testing.

Alberta is also testing anyone who wants to be tested.

How to Isolate: 

– Stay home – do not leave your home or attend work, school, social events or any other public gatherings. 

– Avoid close contact with people in your household, especially seniors and people with chronic conditions or compromised immune systems

– You are prohibited from taking public transportation like buses, taxis or ride-sharing.

– Do not go outside for a walk through your neighbourhood or park. This includes children in mandatory isolation. 

– You can get fresh air in your backyard if you have one, but you must remain on private property not accessible by others. 

– If you live in an apartment building or highrise, you must stay inside and cannot use the elevators or stairways to go outside. If your balcony is private and at least 2 metres away from your closest neighbour’s, you may go outside on the balcony. 


Business Licence Fee Reduction

To help support businesses experiencing financial hardship due to the COVID-19 situation, the City is offering a 50 percent business licence fee reduction upon request for businesses that renew or apply for a new business licence between June 1 and December 31, 2020. To request the fee reduction, please renew or apply for your new licence by calling 780.442.5311 or emailing businesslicenceapplications@edmonton.ca..



One-On-One Support for Edmonton Businesses

Do you have questions about the City of Edmonton or supports available to you? Email businessinfo@edmonton.ca and they’ll do their best to assist you! 


Personal Protective Equipment for Businesses 

The City has developed this list for local businesses that may need personal protective equipment (PPE) 

This list can be found here: List of PPE Suppliers


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