For the most recent updates and recommendations from Alberta Health Services, please visit their COVID-19 information page.
Testing is now available to ANY ALBERTAN who is exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19, asymptomatic close contacts of confirmed COVID-19 cases and asymptomatic workers and residents of outbreak sites.
Symptoms of COVID-19 can include: Fever, Cough (new or worsening chronic cough), Shortness of breath/difficultly breathing (new or worsening), Runny nose, Stuffy nose, Sore throat, Painful swallowing, Headache, Chills, Muscle or joint aches, Feeling unwell in general, or new fatigue or severe exhaustion, Gastrointestinal symptoms, Loss of sense of smell or taste, and/or Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye).
Do not call 811. Go to www.alberta.ca and do appropriate assessment for your situation. Testing location and time will be arranged through the AHS website.
Non-medical masks should only be used in addition to other protective steps, and include cloth or homemade masks. They are not proven to protect the person wearing it, but may help protect others. Go to www.alberta.ca to learn how to wear masks properly.
Steps we must ALL take – to protect the health and safety of Albertans, new public health orders require mandatory self-isolation for returning international travellers and people with symptoms. Fines for violations can occur.
Mandatory 14-day self-isolation for returning international travellers or close contacts of people with confirmed COVID-19.
Mandatory 10-day self-isolation for people with symptoms that are not related to a pre-existing illness or health condition: cough, fever, shortness of breath, runny nose or sore throat.
Violation of mass gathering restrictions are now legally enforceable and subject to fines.
Facilities under this order include all nursing homes, designated supportive living and long-term care facilities, seniors lodges and any facility in which residential addiction treatment services are offered under the Mental Health Services Protection Act.
Monitor Your Symptoms:
If you have symptoms, like a dry cough, fever, fatigue or difficulty breathing: