COVID-19 Health Resources
Student Illness Information
Students with symptoms must not attend school. Learn more about what to do in this informational document.
- Everyone, especially seniors and those at risk, is encouraged to get immunized against influenza.
- Alberta ordered a record 1.96 million doses of vaccine.
- By appointment, doctors’ offices and participating pharmacies will immunize ages five and up.
- By appointment, public health clinics will immunize ages under five, their household members; people with no provincial health number; and where they are the only provider.
- Individuals who do not have a provincial health care number, or who live in a community where there are no other immunizing health care providers aside from AHS, can call 811 to book an immunization through AHS.
To protect yourself and others:
- View our Home Hygiene and Sanitation Best Practices flyer
- Practice social distancing and avoid social gatherings
- If you need contractors or cleaners during this pandemic, please ask these pre-screening questions before you let someone into your home.
- If you are sick, you must stay home
- Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds (learn how to do it right HERE)
- Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue or your elbow
- Avoid touching your face with unwashed hands
- Avoid travel outside Canada
Quarantine/self-isolate if you:
- recently returned from travel outside of Canada
- have a cough, fever, fatigue and/or difficulty breathing
- are a close contact of someone who has tested positive for COVID-19
- have been asked by a health care professional for another reason
Monitor your symptoms: If you have symptoms, like a dry cough, fever, fatigue or difficulty breathing: stay home - do not go to an ER or clinic, take the COVID-19 self-assessment, call Health Link 811 for instructions and testing
Mental Health Resources
- Alberta Health Services - Help in Tough Times (Links to resources/supports)
- Mental health and coping with COVID-19 (CDC)
- Talking with children about COVID-19 (CDC)
- Help in Tough Times (AHS)
If you need to talk, call the 24-hour help lines:
Kids Help Phone
- Free text messaging support during uncertain times.
- To subscribe: text COVID19HOPE to 393939.
- Fees may apply. Visit the website for more details.
Alberta 211 - Information on social supports
To find a family doctor near you who is accepting new patients, Primary Care Networks and the College of Physicians & Surgeons of Alberta offer online tools:
Primary Rural Care Network Calgary Rural
The Primary Rural Care Network Calgary Rural has shared a helpful document of tips for Self-Care with COVID-19-Like Symptoms.