COVID-19 Information

Below you will find information and website links about the COVID-19 outbreak from the Government of Alberta, Alberta Health Services, and the Public Health Agency of Canada.


Masks

The Government of Alberta and Alberta Health Services recommends the use of masks when you can't practice phyiscal distancing in such places as stores and offices.

 

How to safely use a non-medical mask or face covering

The Government of Canada has created a guidance document to properly use a non-medical mask.

Remember, wearing a non-medical mask or face covering alone will not prevent the spread of COVID-19. You must also wash your hands often, practise physical distancing and stay home if you are sick.

Do your part. Wear a non-medical mask or face covering to protect others when you can't maintain a 2 metre distance.

Non-medical masks are not recommended for:

  • people who suffer from an illness or disabilities that make it difficult to put on or take off a mask
  • those who have difficulty breathing
  • children under the age of 2 years

Don't judge others for not wearing a mask.

Kindness is important as some people may not be able to wear a mask or face covering.

Click the image below to view a guidance document on how to safely use a non-medical mask or face covering.

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Going Out? Do it Safely!

The Government of Canada has a safety guidance document when going outdoors.

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Government of Alberta

 

Hand Sanitizer - What You Need to Know

Guidelines have been developed to support the safe and effective use of alcohol-based hand sanitizer.

To learn more:

Hand Sanitizer Guidelines

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Alberta Biz Connect: Workplace Guidance 

We want see our businesses be successful while keeping our community safe and healthy. The Alberta Government expects all businesses to develop and implement policies and procedures to address COVID-19.

Alberta's Biz Connect website has tips and guidance sheets to help keep staff and customers safe.
Learn more about guidelines for businesses: 

Alberta Biz Connect

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Alberta's Relaunch Strategy

Alberta’s Relaunch Strategy puts safety first while gradually reopening businesses, resuming activities and getting people back to work. With strict safety guidelines in place, Albertans can and should confidently support Alberta businesses as we relaunch the economy.

Learn more about Alberta's relaunch strategy:

Alberta's Relaunch Strategy

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COVID-19 Cases in Alberta

Keep informed about the number of cases of COVID-19 in Alberta including aggregate data. This data includes age range, sex, geographical area and AHS zone of cases.

Click the link below to visit the Government of Alberta's website:

COVID-19 CASES IN ALBERTA
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On Tuesday, March 17, 2020, the Province of Alberta declared a State of Public Health Emergency under the Public Health Act.  

The Government of Alberta has set up a page for information about the Alberta and the COVID-19 pandemic. Information is frequently updated. 

Click the link below to visit the Government of Alberta's website:

COVID-19 INFO FOR ALBERTANS

Alberta Health Services

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COVID-19 Online Screening - Stop the Spread

Identifying and isolating people infected with COVID-19 is the only way to stop the spread.

The symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, dry cough or other cold or influenza-like symptoms. Use this online screening tool to determine whether you need to call 811 to get tested.

If you are awaiting COVID-19 test results, please do not call Health Link (8-1-1). You will be called directly. It can take up to four days.

Click the link below for the online screening tool:

AHS COVID-19 Online Screening

NOTE: You do not need to be tested for COVID-19 if in the past 14 days you have not travelled outside Canada or have not had contact with someone diagnosed as having COVID-19.

 

Alberta Health Services has many resources about the Coronavirus (COVID-19) including case information, frequently asked questions and information for visiting patients in hospital. 

Information is frequently updated.

Click the link below to view Alberta Health Services website:

Alberta Health Services: COVID-19

 

Help in Tough Times

 

Alberta Health Services has put together a comprehensive list of mental health resources if you need assistance during the COVID-19 outbreak. 

To see the list, click the link below:

ALBERTA HEALTH SERVICES: HELP IN TOUGH TIMES

Public Health Agency of Canada

 

The Public Health Agency of Canada has set up a webpage for information about COVID-19 (Coronavirus). The page has outbreak updates about the current situation in Canada. Other resources such as Canada's response, travel advice, and guidance documents can be found on the site.

Click the link below to view the Public Health Agency of Canada's website:

PHAC - COVID-19

 

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