Resources for Businesses
Required Face Coverings: What Businesses Need to Know
At the August 4 meeting, Jasper Municipal Council made face coverings, or face masks, compulsory:
- On most sidewalks downtown;
- In public outdoor spaces where a two metre distance cannot be maintained; and
- In all indoor public places, including privately owned businesses, facilities and patios.
Downtown sidewalks where face coverings are required include:
- The west side of Connaught Drive between Hazel Avenue and Aspen Avenue;
- Patricia Street between Hazel Avenue and Pyramid Lake Road; and
- All connecting public sidewalks between those streets.
Exemptions include: children under two, people prevented from wearing a face covering due to medical conditions, and people eating or drinking while at assigned seating within the establishment from which they obtained the food or drink.
Other exemptions apply. Check the Temporary Compulsory Face Covering Bylaw (PDF) for details.
The bylaw will be enforced by municipal enforcement officers, with a focus on education and communication. Enforcement of this bylaw will not be complaint driven. Tickets and fines can be issued but will be used as a last resort.
The new Temporary Compulsory Face Covering Bylaw requires operators or proprietors of indoor public places to display, at every entrance used by the public, the following words:
“All persons entering and remaining within these premises must wear a face covering which covers the nose, mouth and chin as required pursuant to Municipality of Jasper Bylaw #228”
The Municipality of Jasper will be distributing signage to this effect to businesses in coming days. The poster file is also available below if you wish to print your own before then.
- Mask Required Poster for Businesses (PDF)
- Masks Required 8.5 x 11 (PDF) Please note that this 8.5 x 11 poster is for information only and does not meet the requirements of the bylaw.
Alternatively, businesses can make their own signage, as long as the wording above is presented prominently.
Not displaying signage is the only enforceable offence for businesses under the new bylaw. How proprietors decide to implement this directive in their own establishments is up to them. In all cases, staff are encouraged to avoid confrontation.
More detailed information, including a Frequently Asked Questions document, will be available soon.
Contact Christine Nadon, Legislative Services Manager, at 780-852-4724 or email@example.com.
Support for Jasper Businesses
The Municipality of Jasper, the Jasper Park Chamber of Commerce and Community Futures West Yellowhead are committed to supporting local businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Jasper Park Chamber of Commerce
The Jasper Park Chamber of Commerce (JPCC) staff remain committed to supporting businesses through daily updates on relief response through federal and provincial programs and services. JPCC team members are also available to take calls and direct business owners to appropriate resources.
Community Futures West Yellowhead
Community Futures West Yellowhead (CFWY) is committed to assisting small businesses in Jasper through the COVID-19 crisis and to helping you reopen when the time is right.
Visit the Community Futures West Yellowhead website for more information, or email Nancy Robbins at firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to an email distribution list to receive relevant business information as it becomes available.
Resources for Residents
Services is just a phone call away
If you need support accessing federal, provincial or local services, Community Outreach Services is here to help.
Give us a call at 780-852-2100.
The Community and Family Services building, located at 627 Patricia St., remains closed to the public. Staff continue to provide non-judgmental support services and referrals virtually or by phone. Face-to-face appointments are also available.
Jasper COVID-19 Mutual Aid on Facebook
Community Outreach Services has created a Facebook group to coordinate community support for residents who are isolated during the Covid-19 outbreak.
The goal is to support each other by running errands, spreading accurate information and providing community/emotional support.
The group provides a place for community members who are in need of assistance to reach out and connect with people are able to lend a hand.
Remember to follow best practices when helping your neighbours:
- Wash your hands thoroughly before touching items that you’ll be dropping off at people’s homes
- Sanitize items before lending them out or giving them away
- Drop items off on a person’s doorstep without coming into contact with them (maintain a two metre distance).
To join the group, visit Jasper COVID-19 Mutual Aid.