COVID-19 Health-Related FAQ

Answers to common health questions

Where can I find information on isolation requirements?

What can I do to stay healthy?

What trusted apps can I download (stats, updates and resources)?

Who can get tested for COVID-19?

What help is available if I’m having difficulty with this situation?
 

See also: What's Happening FAQ

Where can I find information on isolation requirements?

If you are under isolation, you must not leave your property for the mandatory requirement of 10 or 14  days depending on your situation.

The Government of Alberta has updated directives regarding self-isolation and physical distancing. These important directives can be found at the Government of Alberta.

It is vital that all residents read and follow these directives.

Updated: September 1, 2020, at 4:20 pm


What can I do to stay healthy?

PHYSICAl Distancing

There are many steps you can take to protect yourself and others:

More information can be found on the Government of Alberta website.

Strategies for Staying Healthy

Though there’s much about the COVID-19 outbreak out of our control, you can choose to embrace the kinds of activities that will keep you and your loved ones safe and healthy. Staying active is always important to maintain good mental and physical health, especially now.

Learn more strategies for staying healthy

Updated: September 1, 2020, at 4:20 pm


What trusted apps and tools are available to me (stats, updates and resources)?

Government of Canada

Download the Government of Canada app to stay in the know about the latest updates, trusted resources and information on COVID-19.

Government of Alberta

Use the COVID-19 Personal Risk Severity Assessment tool to assess your risk of experiencing severe health outcomes if you get COVID-19.

Updated: September 1, 2020, at 4:30 pm


Who can get tested for COVID-19?

All Albertans are  eligible for COVID-19 testing, whether experiencing symptoms or not.

There are two ways you can get tested:

  • Book a free-of-charge testing appointment online with the Alberta Health Services assessment tool, or call Health Link 811 and staff will schedule a test appointment for you
  • Visit a participating pharmacy if you have no symptoms and no known exposure to COVID-19. For further details and to see if your local pharmacy is participating visit How to get tested.

Updated: September 1, 2020, at 4:35 pm


What help is available if I’m having difficulty with this situation?

Caring for yourself and others in uncertain times can be challenging. In times like the ones we are currently facing, it is normal to feel anxious and worried, and not know what to do. If you are feeling overwhelmed, taking a moment to acknowledge you are having a normal reaction to an abnormal situation can be a helpful first step. Whatever you are feeling is OK, but know there is help available if you are struggling. 

For additional information or for community resources and numbers please check out Help in Tough Times .

Updated: September 1, 2020, at 4:35 pm


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Last edited: September 2, 2020