COVID-19 is a public health emergency. Albertans are legally required under public health order to self isolate for:

  • 14 days if you recently returned from international travel or are a close contact of someone with COVID-19
  • 10 days if you have a COVID-19 symptom (cough, fever, shortness of breath, runny nose, or sore throat) that is not related to a pre-existing illness or health condition
Do not meet others, even friends or family. You can spread the virus even if you don’t have symptoms. Visit the Government of Alberta Website for details.

COVID-19 Cases in Alberta

Alberta confirmed 19 new cases on June 3. This makes a total of 7,076 confirmed cases in the province. This statistic will be updated daily for the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Alberta Connects Contact Centre

The Alberta Connects Contact Centre is now open seven days a week, from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm. Call 310.4455 toll-free for general information about the provincial response to COVID-19.

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Emergency Financial Assistance

The provincial and federal governments are providing a number of financial relief programs to help those in need of assistance during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Stay Current on County-specific COVID-19 Developments

Explore the sections below for critical County news updates and frequently asked questions.

COVID-19: Stay Current on Most Recent Developments

Scroll down to find critical information, answers to common questions, and links to different resources.

Alberta's Relaunch Strategy Puts Safety First

Alberta’s relaunch strategy puts safety first while gradually reopening businesses, resuming activities and getting people back to work. By working together, we can ensure our sacrifices to slow the spread of COVID-19 are not wasted.

A safely staged COVID-19 recovery plan to relaunch Alberta’s economy
To be successful, we must stay vigilant to slow the spread: follow public health measures, practice physical distancing and good hygiene, and continue acting responsibly. The plan to move forward requires careful monitoring and respecting all guidelines outlined by the Chief Medical Officer. Each stage of relaunch will depend on our ability to keep infection numbers low.
 

ABTraceTogether app: help AHS track COVID-19

The ABTraceTogether is a mobile contact tracing app that helps to let you know if you've been exposed to COVID-19 – or if you've exposed others – while protecting your privacy.

What is ABTraceTogether?

ABTraceTogether is a mobile app that enables community-driven contact tracing to support existing efforts to fight COVID-19. ABTraceTogether will be a tool to complement traditional manual contact tracing completed by public health officials.

Learn how to use the ABTraceTogether app

COVID-19: Financial Relief for Albertans

The provincial and federal governments are taking immediate and significant action to help Albertans facing financial hardship as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak.
Service Canada is ready to help
Service Canada provides Canadians with a single point of access to a wide range of government services and benefits. They are committed to improving services for Canadians by working with partners to provide access to the full range of government services and benefits that Canadians want and need through the Internet, by telephone, in person or by mail.
 

Canadian manufacturers needed to help combat COVID-19

Mandatory Self-isolation and Enforcement Measures

To protect the health and safety of Albertans, law enforcement agencies have been granted full authority to enforce public health orders and issue fines.
Enforcing measures to stop the spread of COVID-19
Through amendments to the Procedures Regulation under the Provincial Offences Procedures Act, Community Peace Officers, in addition to Police, have now been granted full authority to issue tickets to enforce COVID-19 public health orders. Fines now administered through tickets for violating an order have increased from up to $100 per day to a prescribed fine of $1,000 per occurrence. Courts will also have increased powers to administer fines of up to $100,000 for a first offence and up to $500,000 for a subsequent offence for more serious violations.

Learn more about enforcement measures to protect Albertans
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Practicing Physical (Social) Distancing is Critical

Physical distancing is proven to be one of the most effective ways to reduce the spread of illness during an outbreak. Keep at least 6-feet away (about the length of a hockey stick) from others while in public.
Do your part to help prevent the spread of COVID-19

Together, we can slow the spread of COVID-19 by making a conscious effort to keep a physical (social) distance between each other. With patience and cooperation, we can all do our part. Albertans must practice physical distancing to help protect themselves and limit the spread of COVID-19. Physical distancing involves taking steps to limit the number of people you come into close contact with. It can help you reduce the risk of getting sick.

To protect yourself and others, keep at least 6 feet (about the length of a hockey stick) from others when going out for groceries, medical trips and other essential needs. Limit the number of times you leave your home for errands. Try to shop at less busy times and/or order online to have groceries or other items delivered, if possible. Go for a walk in your neighbourhood while maintaining distance from others. Avoid overcrowding in elevators or other enclosed spaces, and follow Alberta’s restrictions on mass gatherings.

Resource Hub: Mental Health and Wellness During COVID-19

Given the ever-changing events around the COVID-19 pandemic, we are all experiencing varying degrees of a normal reaction to an abnormal event.
Mental health and the COVID-19 pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic is a very stressful situation for individuals, businesses and communities. It’s normal to feel stress and anxiety. It’s also common for people to display great resiliency during times of crisis. We should remember that this is absolutely the time to lean on each other. Even if we can’t be close physically, we need to stay close emotionally. So, while you’re staying in, stay in touch with each other, and reach out if you need support.

Alberta Health Services has resources and services available to help you or someone you know. Remember, if you’re struggling you’re not alone. There are supports to help you.

Non-medical Masks and Face Coverings

Wearing a homemade mask in the community has not been proven to protect the person wearing it and is not a substitute for physical distancing and hand washing. However, it can be an additional measure taken to protect others around you, even if you have no symptoms.

Non-medical masks and face coverings: About

Wearing a homemade facial covering/non-medical mask in the community has not been proven to protect the person wearing it and is not a substitute for physical distancing and hand washing. However, it can be an additional measure taken to protect others around you, even if you have no symptoms. It can be useful for short periods of time, when physical distancing is not possible in public settings, such as when grocery shopping or using public transit.

These types of masks may not be effective in blocking virus particles that may be transmitted by coughing, sneezing or certain medical procedures. They do not provide complete protection from virus particles because of a potential loose fit and the materials used. Medical masks, including surgical, medical procedure face masks and respirators (like N95 masks), must be kept for healthcare workers and others providing direct care to COVID-19 patients.

Do not place a facial covering/mask on a child under the age of 2; doing so can cause unintended suffocation. Those who have difficulty breathing or removing a covering/mask without assistance should also avoid using them.

Online Self-assessment

Use this self-assessment tool to help determine whether you need to be tested for COVID-19. You can complete this assessment for yourself or on behalf of someone else if they're not able.

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Q&A on Coronaviruses (COVID-19)

This Q&A will be updated as more is known about COVID-19, how it spreads, and how it is affecting people worldwide. Be sure to check back often, and please help us control the spread of rumours.
What are coronaviruses?
Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses which may cause illness in animals or humans. In humans, several coronaviruses are known to cause respiratory infections ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS). The most recently discovered coronavirus causes coronavirus disease COVID-19.

Canadian Manufacturers Needed to Help Combat COVID-19

Are you a Canadian manufacturer or business that can supply products and services in support of Canada’s response to COVID-19? If so, we want to hear from you.
In combating COVID-19, we’re stronger together

If you are a Canadian manufacturer or business that can assist Canada in meeting the need for medical supplies, your help is needed. Please refer to the product specifications and requirements for Canada’s medical supply needs. If you can say yes to the following, we really want to hear from you.

  • You manufacture in Canada and/or have ready access to necessary inputs through your supply chain
  • You have equipment or facilities that can be rapidly re-tooled to meet medical needs, including for personal protective equipment (PPE) such as gloves, masks and surgical gowns, sanitizers, wipes, ventilators, and/or other medical equipment and supplies
  • You have skilled workers who are able to respond and who could be available for work in the current circumstances
  • The Plan to Mobilize Industry to fight COVID-19 directly supports businesses to rapidly scale up production or re-tool their manufacturing lines to develop products made in Canada that will help in the fight against COVID-19

Explore product specifications and requirements for Canada’s medical supply needs
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Resources for Businesses Affected by COVID-19

In the face of an uncertain economic situation and tightening credit conditions, the government is taking action to help affected businesses.
Alberta Biz Connect

As businesses prepare to reopen as part of Alberta's relaunch strategy, resources are available to help keep you, your staff, and your customers safe. By working together, we can ensure our sacrifices to slow the spread of COVID-19 are not wasted. To be successful during the economic relaunch, businesses should continue acting responsibly by following public health and physical distancing measures and using good hygiene and disinfecting practices.

Learn about Alberta Biz Connect 

General guidance
This guidance supports all workplaces in preventing the spread of COVID-19.

Sector guidance
This guidance supports sectors currently allowed to operate under public health orders.

Planning for operations
This guidance is intended to prepare for Stage 1 relaunch when public health orders will be amended to allow operations to resume.

PPE supplies
As businesses prepare to reopen, it's important to take measures to protect employees and customers:

  • Practice good hygiene and thorough cleaning and disinfecting
  • Use Health Canada approved hard-surface disinfectants and hand sanitizers for use against COVID-19 (search products by DIN number)
  • Aid physical separation through barriers (Plexiglas), signage and floor markings, and traffic flow controls to limit the number of people in a space
  • Use personal protective equipment

Purchasing Personal Protective Equipment
Business owners can purchase PPE through the following procurement websites:

Alberta-based businesses that manufacture PPE
Alberta-based businesses that manufacture PPE can go to the Alberta Bits and Pieces website to find out how to help.

COVID-19 Financial Relief Programs for Businesses

The provincial and federal governments are providing immediate funding and supportive measures to help protect local businesses, employers and employees.

COVID-19 Financial Support Measures for Various Sectors

The government is taking a tailored approach to better protecting individual sectors from the economic distribution of COVID-19.