Alberta Critical Infrastructure Strategic Impact Survey

The following Critical Infrastructure Impact Survey questions are intended to assist provincial planners and decision makers in identifying strategic issues to be considered during the COVID-19 pandemic response. Responses are anonymous and consolidated results will be kept confidential.

Note: Pandemics are inherently unpredictable. While history offers useful benchmarks, the specific characteristics and impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic are not possible to predict. Basic assumptions have been made within this survey in order to assist in framing impact assessments, and should not be taken as an official estimate of the course of the pandemic or future government response.
1. What critical infrastructure sector relates most closely to your enterprise?
2. What essential services or essential goods does your enterprise provide?
 
3. Assuming a sustained workforce absenteeism rate of 40% (attributable to illness, self-isolation, the need to care for family members, etc.) for a duration of 8 weeks, what impact(s) are projected to your enterprise’s ability to continue to provide essential services or goods?
 
4. What critical municipal service and systemic supply chain disruptions (upstream and downstream) are anticipated by your enterprise within the next 8 weeks? What impact(s) are these critical disruptions projected to have on your ability to provide essential services or goods?
 
5. In the event that government authorities were to introduce restrictions on the movement of persons or goods (such as restricting movement at the border, instituting reductions in the transportation sector, applying quarantine protocols, etc.), what special considerations or exemptions would be required for your enterprise to maintain the reliability and resilience of essential assets and systems? What specific facilities, locations, or goods do you require unimpeded access to?
 
6. Assuming the potential for multiple waves (periods during which community outbreaks occur across the country) of illness to occur with each wave lasting 2 to 3 months, does your enterprise anticipate long-term disruptions or failures that will affect access to operationally critical resources or services in the sector, province, nationally, or internationally?
 
7. What specific forms of regulatory relief does your enterprise anticipate may be required to maintain the reliability and resilience of essential assets and systems?
 
8. What other forms of support does you enterprise anticipate may be required to maintain the reliability and resilience of essential assets and systems?
 
9. What guidance does your enterprise expect from the provincial government in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic?
 
10. Please enter any additional comments.