Although the stay home order is still in effect, Edmonton city officials have begun plans to slowly reopen the economy, starting with city parks and outdoor activities.
But if you're wondering what businesses are still open during the COVID-19 pandemic, we can help.
There are many great restaurants throughout Edmonton that are still working hard to provide delicious food while following COVID-19 safety measures. The Blue Willow Restaurant on 103 Avenue, just a short distance from our El Mirador apartments, is open for pick up and delivery. Hungry Birds, near our Summerfield Townhouses, offers free delivery when you spend $30. Browse through this list of restaurants and cafes open during COVID-19 to find a restaurant near you.
For entertainment, many stores are offering curbside pickup for toys, books, and video games. Audreys Books on Jasper Avenue, minutes from our Rochester Apartments, is open for curbside pickup and delivery by placing your order by phone, email, or through their website. Nexwave Video Games, just 6 minutes from our Wynford Apartments, also offers ordering through Facebook or over the phone with curbside pickup and delivery. For all your toy and game needs, Toys R Us offers online ordering for delivery or curbside pickup at all Edmonton locations.
There are stores in Edmonton that have remained open like Walmart and Canadian Tire, which also offer curbside pickup and delivery. You can order your Walmart groceries and go to the store for contactless pickup. Canadian Tire is open for shopping, but you'll be required to follow social distancing orders. If you're more comfortable, call the store and arrange for curbside pickup.
This month, some retail stores will be allowed to open for curbside pickup and limited in-store shopping. It is important to remember to be socially distant while out, and if you're uncomfortable, there are often delivery options available. Additionally, Farmers Markets will be allowed to remain open, with COVID-19 precautions in place, so local farmers can sell their produce.
It's important to remember that while many restrictions are lifting, social distancing and hand washing are still crucial. It's safe to support local businesses, but remember to protect yourself and those around you.