First, please keep in mind that not all businesses require all levels of protective equipment. As per the Workplace Guidance for Business Owners document, business owners should conduct hazard assessments to identify exisiting and potential hazards related to COVID-19. Where elimination of these hazards is not possible or reasonable, they should be controlled. Please review the Workplace Guidance for Business Owners document and specifically the Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) page as your first step. This page explains the levels of controls that businesses can use.
It is recommended to call local suppliers as quanities in stock may vary daily.
As of May 14, 2020, this is the information we have received:
Plexiglas shields, aka 'sneeze guards': were sourced by the Town of Drumheller and are currently available for pickup at the Drumheller and District Chamber of Commerce for those businesses that need them. The shields are 39.5'' wide and 34.5'' high. View photo here. The first shield is free, additional shields are $150. Please schedule an appointment with us to pick one up.
If these shields are too big for your space, local business Active Glass (403-823-8000) can also make Plexiglas shields, or see the options available at Eddie's Hang Up Display.
- is being made locally by The Sage Shoppe and can be purchased there or at various locations in town including R&J Flowers (403-823-2792)
- Other brands may be available for purchase at Freson Bros. (403-823-3995), NN News (403-823-2907) Westview Co-op (403-823-5555) Canadian Tire (403-823-9514) and DistributionNOW (403-823-7000).
- Adams Industrial Supplies (403-823-3427) may have K95 masks
- May be available at NN News and Canadian Tire
- Cloth masks are available from various local sewers- please contact them for further details. A Mask About Protection,
- Gloves may be available at Riverside Value Drug Mart (403-823-3784), Canadian Tire, Adams Industrial and Westview Co-op
- Latex gloves may be available at NN News
- Nitrile Gloves may be available at DistributionNOW
Businesses may also be able to purchase PPE from the Provincial Operation Centre (POC) here: https://xnet.gov.ab.ca/ppe. Business should check the drop-down list of eligible businesses before applying. Currently the list does not include retail, restaurants, museums or hair salons even though they are included in Stage 1.
FAQ's about ordering from the Provincial Operation Centre:
There are a number of business types identified in the drop down menu –if businesses do not see their type listed, choose “Other” and then in the box below, identify what type of business they are operating.
The businesses that are currently identified on the list are the ones that are able to operate in Alberta at this time. As more businesses are allowed to open, my contact indicated that more business types will be added.
PPE requests should be coming in from businesses that are currently allowed to operate or will be allowed to operate in the next phase, beginning May 14. Businesses not yet allowed to open should wait to order PPE.
Businesses should source locally, where possible.
Costs are not identified on this website. Businesses should fill out the form, identifying what they require and then the list with costs will be sent to them in an email.
PPE is available on a cost recovery basis, POC is not looking to profit on these products.
For businesses that are re-opening on May 14, they should be looking at placing an order today.
Additional Relaunch information from the Alberta Government can be found at biz-connect.aspx.