COVID-19 info for Albertans & Health Professionals and about Visiting Patients.

Do you have COVID-19 Symptoms? The Self-Assessment is a quick way to ensure you get the testing you may need.

Information for AHS Staff & Health Professionals

novel coronavirus (COVID-19)

COVID-19 Coordinated Response Line for Congregate Living Setting Operators - 1-844-343-0971 (more)

Last updated April 9, 2020 5:25 p.m.

Healthcare Worker Self-Assessment Tool

This online tool is for healthcare workers who think they may have or may have been exposed to COVID-19. The targeted approach to testing for COVID-19 in those most at risk, including healthcare workers with respiratory symptoms, is consistent with the approach happening across Canada.

Healthcare Worker Self-Assessment Tool

COVID-19 Coordinated Response Line for Congregate Living Setting Operators

1-844-343-0971

AHS is providing this toll-free line for Congregate Living Setting Operators. Use this line to reach us directly if:

  • you have a resident or staff with influenza-like or COVID symptoms; or,
  • you need assistance or guidance in managing symptomatic residents or staff.

If you have any general COVID-related questions or concerns, please call 811.


COVID-19 Resources for AHS Staff & Health Professionals

To use the sortable / searchable table below, you may use a drop down menu to sort the results, or use the search bar to type in a keyword. See instructions.

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Date Posted Title Document Type
2020-01-23 Contact & Droplet Precautions Posters, Signage
IPC, view-all
2020-01-23 Contact & Droplet Precautions Info Sheet Guidance
IPC, view-all
2020-04-09 IPC novel coronavirus (COVID-19) Interim Recommendations Info Sheet Guidance
IPC, view-all
2020-02-13 IPC Resource Manual - Acute Care (Diseases & Conditions Table) Resource Manual
IPC, view-all
2020-01-17 Lab Bulletin: novel coronavirus (COVID-19) Detected in Wuhan, China Testing
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2020-03-13 Respiratory (ILI) Algorithm: Assessing the Need for Additional Precautions Assessment
IPC, view-all
2020-03-31 Triage Screening Criteria for ED/UCC/EMS/Obstetrical Nurses, Clerks, Midwives, Physicians Algorithm, Assessment
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2020-04-04 COVID-19 Testing and Self-Isolation Criteria Assessment
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2020-04-08 Healthcare Worker Staff Q&A novel coronavirus (COVID-19) Frequently Asked Questions
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2020-01-31 Guide to Personal Protective Equipment (Narrated Slide Show) 15 minutes Personal Protective Equipment, Learning
IPC, view-all
2020-03-12 Medical Officer of Health Update for novel coronavirus (COVID-19) Memorandum
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2020-03-06 Laboratory Update on novel coronavirus (COVID-19)  Memorandum
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2020-02-07 Fit Testing Strategy for Preparation of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) Human Resources, Memorandum
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2020-03-25 People Under Investigation Letter: Caring for Yourself at Home Memorandum
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2020-03-03 Specimen Collection Processes COVID-19 - Public Health Update Algorithm, Memorandum
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2020-03-04 PPE Ordering During COVID-19 Incident Human Resources, Personal Protective Equipment, Memorandum
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2020-02-27 Primary Care Network Overview of COVID-19 Incident Response Task Force Memorandum
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2020-04-07 Primary Care Provider COVID-19 FAQs Frequently Asked Questions
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2020-03-27 Healthcare Worker Self-Assessment Tool Assessment
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2020-03-11 Laboratory Bulletin – Change to Community Influenza Testing Memorandum
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2020-03-16 Primary Care Pathways - new version coming soon Memorandum
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2020-03-12 Long Term Care, Licensed Supportive Living & Home-Care Providers: Updates on COVID-19 Memorandum
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2020-03-12 Cleaning Guidelines Guidance,  Cleaning
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2020-03-13 Nasopharyngeal Swab Collection COVID-19 Directive, Policy
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2020-03-20 PPE Checklist for Contact and Droplet Precautions Personal Protective Equipment, IPC
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2020-04-03 Information for People Visiting Patients during Pandemic Guidance
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2020-03-14 Information For Home Care Staff Guidance
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2020-03-14 Provincial Guide - Community Based Services Waste Disposal Guidance
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2020-03-19 Publicly Funded Operators COVID-19 Response Memorandum
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2020-03-14 FAQ for Home Care Clients Frequently Asked Questions
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2020-03-14 Community Based Services (Home Care) Waste Disposal Guidance
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2020-03-18 Care of the Adult Critically Ill COVID-19 Patient Guidance
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2020-03-20 Staff Guidance for Visitor Restrictions COVID-19 Guidance
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2020-03-19 Medical Staff Daily Update Memorandum
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2020-03-19 Primary Care Networks PPE Distribution Personal Protective Equipment, Memorandum
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2020-03-19 Collection of Samples for COVID-19 Using APTIMA Unisex Collection Kit Memorandum
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2020-04-03 Visitor & Volunteer Screening Questionairre Guidance
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2020-03-24 Continuing Care Pandemic Influenza Operational Guide Guidance
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2020-01-23 Poster - Cover Your Cough Posters, Hygiene, Signage
IPC, view-all
2020-01-23 Poster - Patient Symptoms Alert Posters, Signage
IPC, view-all
2020-02-18 Poster - Travel Alert
(also in: Arabic | Simplified Chinese | Traditional Chinese | Somali | Spanish)
Posters, Signage, Translated Resource
IPC, view-all
2020-04-03 Poster - Visitor Alert (Hospital, Congregate, Continuing Care)
(also in: Arabic | Simplified Chinese | Traditional Chinese | French | Punjabi | Somali | Spanish | Tigrinya | Vietnamese)
Translated Resource, Posters, Signage
IPC, view-all
2020-01-31 Poster - Donning Posters, Personal Protective Equipment, Signage
IPC, view-all
2020-01-31 Poster - Doffing Posters, Personal Protective Equipment, Signage
IPC, view-all
2020-03-08 Poster - COVID-19 Testing Posters, Signage
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2020-03-09 Poster - How to Use Alcohol-based Hand Rub Posters, Hygiene, Signage
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2020-03-09 How to Hand Wash Posters, Hygiene, Signage
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2020-03-11 Poster - COVID-19 Ambulatory
(also in: Arabic | Simplified Chinese | Traditional Chinese | French | Punjabi | Somali | Spanish | Tigrinya | Vietnamese)
Translated Resource, Posters, Signage
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2020-03-14 Poster - Community Based Services (Home Care) Waste Disposal Guidance
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2020-03-14 Poster - Returning Travellers Alert
(also in: Arabic | French | Punjabi | Somali | Spanish | Tigrinya | Vietnamese)
Posters, Signage, Translated Resource
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2020-03-17 Poster - Visitor Alert (Public Facilities) Posters, Signage
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2020-03-19 Poster - COVID-19 symptoms in comparison to the flu and the common cold Posters, Signage
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2020-03-19 Poster - How to care for a COVID-19 patient at home
(also in: Arabic | Simplified Chinese | Traditional Chinese | French | Punjabi | Somali | Spanish | Tigrinya | Vietnamese)
Translated Resource, Posters, Signage
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2020-03-19 Poster - Patients: When & How to Wear a Mask Posters, Signage
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2020-03-29 Poster - Physical Distancing (AHS Sites ONLY)
Letter Size 8.5x11 | Poster Size 11x17
Posters, Signage
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2020-01-23 Poster - Contact & Droplet Precautions Posters, Signage
IPC, view-all
2020-03-17 Poster - Infant Feeding & COVID-19 Posters, Signage
IPC, view-all
2020-03-20 Assessment Centres and ERs with Pre-Triage: IPC Recommendations PPE Table Personal Protective Equipment, Algorithm, Assessment
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2020-03-20 IPC Recommendations for Cohorting Inpatients on Additional Precautions in Acute Care Facilities Guidance
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2020-04-03 Maternity Care Pathway Algorithm
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2020-03-26 Neonatal Management Pathway Algorithm
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2020-03-20 Contact and Droplet Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for COVID-19 (module) 10-20 Personal Protective Equipment, IPC
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2020-03-19 Interim Recommendations for COVID-19 Sample Collection Memorandum
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2020-03-21 Care of the Pediatric Critically Ill COVID-19 Patient Guidance
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2020-03-23 Response to Media Reports about COVID-19 Virus Being Airborne Guidance
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2020-03-23 Recommendations for Antimicrobial Management of COVID-19 Adult Hospitalized Patients Guidance
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2020-03-24 Continuing Care FAQs Frequently Asked Questions
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2020-04-07 OR and Surgical Services PPE FAQ Frequently Asked Questions, Personal Protective Equipment
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2020-03-25 Changes to Routine HBV, HCV and HIV Viral Load Testing Testing, Memorandum
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2020-03-27 Return to Work Guide for AHS Healthcare Workers Human Resources, Guidance
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2020-04-07 Outbreak Management in Congregate Living Sites Guidelines COVID-19 IPC, Guidance
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2020-03-26 Quick Reference Preparedness for Congregate Sites Guidance
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2020-03-25 Directive: Access to a Designated Living Option Policy Suite Suspension - Continuing Care Policy, Directive
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2020-03-25 Resource: Guidelines for Cohorting Patients with COVID-19 Policy, Resource
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2020-03-25 Directive: Guidelines for Cohorting Patients with COVID-19 Policy, Directive
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2020-03-26 Provincial Pre-Triage for COVID-19 for Adult and Pediatric Patients in Emergency Departments and Urgent Care Centres Algorithm
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2020-03-27 Care of COVID-19 Patient in Emergency Departments and Urgent Care Centres Guidance
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2020-03-27 Hand Hygiene Webpage IPC, Hand Hygiene
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2020-03-27 Client Admission/Discharge/Transfer Screening Questionnaire Assessment
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2020-03-31 Continuing Care Public Health Recommendations Guidance
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2020-03-27 Resident Leave of Absence For Congregate Living Sites Guidance
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2020-03-28 Cancer Treatment & COVID-19 Information for Patients & Families Guidance
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2020-03-29 Limits on Use & Access of Contractors to AHS Sites Guidance
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2020-03-30 PPE for Facility Screening Tasks Personal Protective Equipment, Guidance
Personal Protective Equipment, IPC
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2020-03-30 Security Screening COVID- 19 – Statutory Declaration Form Human Resources
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2020-03-31 Key Research Question: What is the evidence for and risks of using hydroxychloroquine (HQ) as a treatment and prophylaxis for SARS-CoV-2? Guidance
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2020-03-31 Adult Ambulatory Services Provincial Pandemic Plan Guidance
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2020-04-01 Changes to Ambulatory Clinics Memorandom
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2020-04-03

Clarification on Cessation of Routine Laboratory Testing Memos

Testing, Memorandum
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2020-04-03 Health Attire: Scrubs During COVID-19 Hygiene
Environmental Public Health, view-all
2020-04-03 Poster: Fit for Work Screening 11x17 | Fit for Work Screening 24x36 Posters, Signage
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2020-04-03

Daily Fitness for Work Screening:
Protocols | Questionnaire

Human Resources, Assessment
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2020-04-04 Bringing My Own PPE to Work Personal Protective Equipment, Guidance
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2020-04-04 Information Brief: Strategies to reduce contamination and transmission via healthcare worker personal items and clothing Guidance
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2020-04-04 Rapid Response Report: Optimal strategy for healthcare worker clothing and personal items Guidance
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2020-04-04 COVID-19 Ready Communication Skills: A playbook of VitalTalk Tips Frequently Asked Questions
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2020-04-04 Streamlined Goals of Care Designation decision-making for COVID-19 Guidance
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2020-04-04 Planning Ahead with Vulnerable Patients During COVID-19: A Conversation Tool for Clinicians Guidance
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2020-04-06 Typical Symptoms of COVID-19 Poster
(also in: Arabic | Simplified Chinese | Traditional Chinese | French | Punjabi | Somali | Spanish | Tigrinya | Vietnamese)
Posters, Signage
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2020-04-06 Addendum to Outbreak Management and Pandemic Planning Resources Guidance, Resources
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2020-04-06 Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Taskforce Personal Protective Equipment, Guidance
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2020-04-07 AHS Position Statement Pregnant Healthcare Workers and COVID-19 Guidance
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2020-04-07 AHS Position Statement Healthcare Workers with Underlying Medical Conditions and Potential Risk Factors for Severe COVID-19 Disease Guidance
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2020-04-07 Information Brief: COVID-19 Non-invasive Ventilation Recommendations Guidance
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2020-04-07 Rapid Response Report: COVID-19 Non-invasive Ventilation Recommendations Guidance
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2020-04-07 Information Brief: Oxygen Therapy Guidance
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2020-04-07 Rapid Response Report: Oxygen Therapy Guidance
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2020-04-07 Use of N95 Respirators for Patients Without COVID-19 Personal Protective Equipment, Guidance
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2020-04-07 Bringing My Own PPE to Work Personal Protective Equipment, Guidance
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2020-04-07 Continuous Use of PPE Personal Protective Equipment, Guidance
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2020-04-08

Student Placement Opportunities & Principles:

Guidance
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2020-04-08 Student Placement Opportunities & Principles Guidance
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2020-04-08 Advice for AHS Medical Staff Providing Clinical Services at Multiple Sites Guidance
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2020-04-08 Essential Test Menu changes - Autopsies Guidance, Memorandums
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2020-04-09 Assessing Patients/Residents for ILI Form 21613 Guidance
IPC, view-all
2020-04-09 IPC Recommendations for Selection of Thermometers (CODID-19) for Staff and Visitor Guidance
IPC, view-all