Outbreak Management

Communicable Disease Control

Alberta Continuing Care Act Effective April 1, 2024

References to continuing care (including home care, designated supportive living, long term care and hospice) may not reflect the updated language or terms found in the new Alberta Continuing Care Act effective April 1, 2024. Refer to the Continuing Care Glossary for definitions.

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The notification of outbreaks and other infectious disease threats in Alberta is mandated under Section 26 of the provincial Public Health Act. The Medical Officer of Health is accountable for outbreak investigation and management.

Refer to Notice of Change under each of the following topics for a summary of the latest changes and additions.

Communicable Disease Control

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Title of Page Description Specialty(ies) Topics Specific Information
  Specialty(ies): acute; all all
  Specialty(ies): childcare; all all
  Specialty(ies): correctional; all all
  Specialty(ies): ltc; all all
  Specialty(ies): ndsl; all all
  Specialty(ies): schools; all all
  Specialty(ies): shelter; all all

Note about Guides

These outbreak guides facilitate outbreak prevention and control. They are a collaboration between Communicable Disease Control, Environmental Public Health, and the following partners:

Alberta Health Services

  • Correctional Health Services
  • Infection Prevention & Control
  • Seniors Health
  • Workplace Health & Safety

Covenant Health

  • Infection Prevention & Control
  • Occupational Health & Safety