We know that downtown Winnipeg businesses are making tough decisions as our community navigates the rapidly changing COVID-19 pandemic. The well-being and safety of members, employees, residents and visitors is our utmost priority.
The Downtown Winnipeg BIZ is making every effort to help how we can:
→ We are encouraging Winnipeggers to support downtown businesses, even if they are not able to visit you physically. Here are ways we're sharing this message:
→ We are sharing your business updates on Downtown Winnipeg BIZ website and social media. Please email Susan (firstname.lastname@example.org) or tag @downtownwpgbiz on social media if you would like us to share your message. Here's an ongoing list of member updates: downtownwinnipegbiz.com/updates-on-your-downtown-businesses
→ At this time, we are maintaining front line operations, including the Watch Ambassadors, Enviro Team, and Community Homeless Assistance Team (CHAT). Please note that due to the cancelation of most events downtown, we are redirecting Enviro Team employees to work Monday to Friday days but continue to monitor requirements and will adjust if needed. Please contact email@example.com should you need Enviro Team assistance.
→ We are also gathering information to answer your questions around COVID-19, including details on how to support your employees, how best to prepare as the pandemic evolves, and information about upcoming federal funding and cash flow announcements.
- Information from Trade Commissioner re: supporting employees, getting your workplace ready, Canada's measures to support the economy and more: tradecommissioner.gc.ca
- COVID-19 information for workplaces from Manitoba Public Health: gov.mb.ca/covid19/workplaces
- COVID-19 online screening tool: sharedhealthmb.ca/covid19/screening-tool/
- The government is establishing a Business Credit Availability Program. The Bank of Canada has announced a ten billion business credit line: canada.ca.
The Federal government is expected to announce further support for businesses, including a stimulus package on Wednesday. The Downtown Winnipeg BIZ will keep you updated and provide you with information on how to access any resources available.
The Downtown Winnipeg BIZ is following all Manitoba Public Health recommendations and has cancelled upcoming Downtown Winnipeg BIZ-led events, including tours and the Downtown Winnipeg Farmers' Market this month.
For more information, visit: gov.mb.ca/covid19 or call the COVID -19 information line at: 1-833-784-4397. For health questions or more information on respiratory illness, Manitobans can phone Health Links–Info Santé at 788-8200 or 1-888-315-9257 (toll-free).