The COVID-19 pandemic continues to change rapidly, as does the information available regarding directives and recommendations. The ACAC is working tirelessly to develop resources for you to effectively manage through this pandemic.
We have developed a section on the ACAC website dedicated to COVID-19 information. This section is available on the public side of the website so that you and your staff can easily access the information you may need. We encourage you to check this site daily to look for new and/or changed information. This section is organized as follows:
- ACAC communications: All notices to members and recommended practices will be available here.
- Clinical resources: This section contains information on clinical resources available to practitioners based on Alberta Health and Alberta Health Services information, which is the guidance being used by the ACAC as applicable. It also houses ACAC Directives on clinical practice that may be issued.
- Business resources: This section contains information on how to manage the pandemic as a small business owner, including your responsibilities to your employees and what government supports will be available. This is an area that we expect to evolve rapidly in the next few weeks as government support plans become more developed.
- General pandemic information: This section provides links to trusted sources on the pandemic and a link to travel advisories that affect all Canadians.
As information is changing rapidly each day, the ACAC is linking to specific sources rather than reviewing and providing interpretation. We cannot stress enough the importance of checking the website at least twice daily and before you make any decisions about your practice, travel, etc.
We are actively watching for updates on clinical requirements as well as support for small businesses and will update accordingly. We are also working through scenarios of how to support members through the upcoming renewal process while remaining able to fulfill our legislatively-mandated functions. More information will be forthcoming in the next few weeks.
Finally, we'd like to thank you for your dedication to providing safe and ethical patient care during this challenging time. The rapidly changing nature of the current environment requires you and your staff to be nimble and adaptable. Thank you for your leadership in taking care of your patients and staff.