COVID-19 Information

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


Government of Alberta

 

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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Enforcing Measures to Stop the Spread

To protect the health and safety of Albertans, law enforcement agencies have been granted full authority to enforce public health orders and issue fines.

Public health orders subject to fines for violation include:

  • Any individual who has travelled outside of Canada must go into mandatory self-isolation for 14 days from their return, plus an additional 10 days from the onset of any symptoms should they occur, whichever is longer.
  • Any individual who exhibits COVID-19 symptoms must self-isolate for a minimum of 10 days from the start of their symptoms, or until the symptoms resolve, whichever is longer. Symptoms include cough, fever, shortness of breath, runny nose, or a sore throat.
  • Any individual who has been identified by as a close contact of a person(s) with COVID-19 must go into mandatory self-isolation for 14 days from the date of last having been exposed to COVID-19, plus an additional 10 days from the onset of any symptoms should they occur, whichever is longer.
  • Mass gatherings must be limited to no more than 50 attendees.
  • Access to public recreational facilities, private entertainment facilities, bars and nightclubs is prohibited.
  • Visitation to long-term care and other continuing care facilities is limited to essential visitors only.

The Government of Alberta and Alberta Health Services are working with local enforcement agencies to manage complaints, which can be submitted online.

 
Click the link below to learn more:
 
Enforcing Measures 
 
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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

 

TEXT4HOPE

 
Feeling stress, anxiety and depression due to the COVID-19 crisis?

TEXT4HOPE is a free service supporting mental health and wellness in a time of stress and isolation.

Text COVID19HOPE to 393939 to subscribe

To learn more about the TEXT4HOPE service, click the link below:

AHS: TEXT4HOPE 

Canada's COVID-19 Economic Response Plan

 

The Government of Canada is taking immediate, significant and decisive action to help Canadians facing hardship as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak. Their website has information on support for individuals, businesses and industries.

To learn more click the link below:

Canada's COVID-19 Economic Response Plan

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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Below are some Public Health Agency of Canada awareness resources about the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

About Coronavirus Disease
coronavirus facts
Social Distancing
vulnerable populations and covid-19
How to care for a person with covid-19
How to isolate at home when you have COVID-19
Know the difference: self-monitoring, self-isolation, and isolation for Covid-19
A pan-canadian response to covid-19

 


World Health Organization

 

The World Health Organization is monitoring the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak around the world. Their website offers situation reports, latest news and other information about COVID-19. 

Click the link below to view the World Health Organization's website:

WHO - COVID-19
 

Here are some "mythbusters" about the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Source: World Health Organization

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