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Alberta Health Services COVID-19 resources:

Alberta Public Health Order

What Should I Do If I Think I Have COVID-19?

From AHS:

  •  https://www.albertahealthservices.ca/topics/Page16997.aspx
  • If you have returned from travel outside of Canada or have been in close contact with a known case you MUST self-isolate for 14 days following your return/exposure and monitor yourself for symptoms.
  • If you have symptoms including fever, cough, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, sore throat or runny nose, you MUST self-isolate for 10 days after the onset of symptoms and until your symptoms have resolved (whichever is longer).
  • Complete the COVID-19 Self-Assessment to determine if you should receive testing for COVID-19
  • If you are quarantined because you recently came back from outside the country, or you are a close contact of a confirmed case of COVID, you must remain on your own property. Under no circumstance should you leave your property during the 14 days of self-isolation.
  • Please do not visit a hospital, lab or healthcare facility without consulting Health Link 811 first.
  • Most of Alberta’s family physicians are continuing to provide services during COVID-19.
  • Patients should continue to consult with their family physician for non-urgent health concerns, including care for chronic conditions and any new health concerns unrelated to COVID-19.
  • Please call your physician’s office before attending in person to determine whether in-person or virtual care is the best option. If you do not have a family doctor, please visit AlbertaFindADoctor.ca.
  • If your symptoms worsen, call 811. We are experiencing heavy call volumes and will get to your call as quickly as we can.
  • Call 911 if you are seriously ill and need immediate medical attention. Inform them that you may have COVID-19.

If you are in mandatory self-isolation:

  • Do not go outside for a walk through your neighbourhood or park. This includes children in mandatory self-isolation.
  • You can get fresh air in your backyard, if you have one, but you must remain on private property not accessible by others.
  • If you live in an apartment building or highrise, you must stay inside and cannot use the elevators or stairwells to go outside. If your balcony is private and at least two metres away from your closest neighbour’s, you may go outside on the balcony.
  • This directive is consistent with the new federal requirements under the Quarantine Act.

Where can you find the federal self-assessment tool?

Where can I get the most up to date information on the coronavirus (COVID-19) and actions being taken to protect the health of Albertans?

 How do I prevent and prepare for COVID-19?

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