A pneumonia outbreak, now known to be caused by COVID-19, was identified in Wuhan, China on December 31, 2019. The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the outbreak of the virus a public health emergency.

As of March 11, 2020 there are 14 cases in Alberta and 93 cases across Canada. The risk to Albertans is still low. Risk is determined by assessing how likely Albertans are to be exposed to the virus in the province.

That said, we do understand that despite the low risk, many of our members are concerned about COVID-19 and making sure our industry employees and customers stay safe. We also understand that as this crisis unfolds, it may have impacts to business operations, staffing, supply chains and the larger economy.

BILD Calgary Region is currently reviewing plans in regards to committee meetings, ongoing project timelines and upcoming member events that may be affected by this developing public health issue. The safety of our staff, volunteers, members and community partners is of the utmost importance to us and we will continue to monitor this situation closely.

Please check back for updates – our next update will occur on or before Friday, May 13. We encourage you to contact us with any questions you may have or to share information on what your organization is doing in response to COVID-19.

For ongoing COVID-19 updates from the Province of Alberta, click here.