Prevention & Protection

COVID-19

Public Health Measures

Follow provincial temporary measures to reduce transmission of COVID-19 and to protect the healthcare system.

Protection from COVID-19 through Immunization

The best thing you can do to support your health and reduce the risk to the broader community is to get immunized. Vaccines are our best protection against COVID-19 and the safest and most effective way to protect against infection and severe illness.

COVID-19 vaccines are very effective at preventing infection and severe disease. If you are eligible and have not been immunized yet, book your immunization appointment as soon as possible.

Learn more at COVID-19 Vaccine Frequently Asked Questions.

In addition to getting immunized, continue to protect yourself and your loved ones against all respiratory illnesses, including COVID-19 and influenza:

Gather Safely

Follow provincial temporary measures to reduce transmission of COVID-19 and to protect the healthcare system.

This includes restrictions on social gatherings, places of worship, weddings and funerals, sport, fitness, recreation and performance activities, businesses and facilities. Vaccine-eligible individuals are required to provide government-issued proof of immunization or a negative privately-paid COVID-19 test from within the previous 72 hours to access a variety of participating social, recreational and discretionary events and businesses throughout the province. For more information, see the Government of Alberta’s Restrictions Exemption Program.

Wearing Masks

Masking and physical distancing are mandatory in all indoor public spaces and workplaces. This measure extends to places of worship. This also includes:

Learn more about masking, including how to wear and care for your mask.

Working from Home

Follow provincial temporary measures to reduce transmission of COVID-19 and to protect the healthcare system.

Monitor for Symptoms

COVID-19 symptoms are similar to influenza and other respiratory illnesses and can range from mild to severe. Even people with mild symptoms can spread COVID-19 to others.

If you have any symptom, stay home, take the online assessment and book a COVID-19 test.

Isolate or Quarantine if Required

People with COVID-19 symptoms are still required to isolate. People who have returned from travel outside of Canada within the last 14 days must follow the Government of Canada rules for quarantine..

Learn more about Alberta’s isolation and quarantine requirements.

Assess Your Personal Risk

Albertans are encouraged to assess and manage their personal risk. Taking extra precautions can help people reduce their chance of getting COVID-19.

Risk Factors

When assessing your personal risk, it is important to consider your setting, individual health and wellness factors, and comfort level.

Factors that increase COVID-19 risk:

Factors that lower COVID-19 risk:

Consult your physician or primary healthcare provider if you want input on assessing your personal risk of severe outcomes or to assist in determining your personal risk level.

Practice Good Hygiene

Physical Distancing

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