Several Calgary employers working from home amid COVID-19 concerns

As provincial health officials implement aggressive measures in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, a growing number of staff at several Calgary-based businesses are opting to work from home to help control the spread of the virus.

On Thursday, Alberta Health Services announced that Albertans should avoid travelling internationally, and those returning from international destinations should quarantine themselves for 14 days.

Sterling Rempel, a financial planner at Aligned Capital Partners Ltd., and his colleagues have been working from home for two days.

Rempel said the majority of his clients are over 50 years old, with nearly a third over the age of 65.

“We wanted to do our part to help to flatten the curve and not have the virus spread, to the extent that we can,” Rempel said.

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