What a week this has been. I hope you're all finding ways to manage during this difficult time whether it's reinventing your business and taking services online, ramping up your ability to deliver food, finding ways to manage working from home, supporting your employees or preparing for the time you can re-open. When it comes to business, we know you never stop innovating.
At the Downtown Winnipeg BIZ our team is working hard (and safely) to clean and maintain our neighbourhood. Our Enviro team has been diligently cleaning bus shacks, removing graffiti, picking up litter and needles, and our Watch Ambassadors continue to be the eyes and ears for folks working and living downtown. Our Community Homelessness Assistance Team (CHAT) continues to connect with and support our vulnerable population and we're putting in extra effort to promote your businesses as everyone tries to adapt to the current situation. We have put together a web page for businesses with important information regarding COVID-19 and government support.
We are connecting with government advocating for supports and programs that will help you through this time. Whether it's utility and tax payment deferrals or access to cash, we are sharing all ideas that could help. We are also adapting our 2020 plans so our downtown will be even more beautiful and exciting when everyone comes back.
As we head into the weekend, there is some news that could impact your business we'd like to share: