Protect yourself.

We all play a role in limiting COVID-19 spread and protecting ourselves. By following the public health rules and the spirit behind them, we can get back on track and save lives.

The numbers don't lie. We are at risk of a fifth wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, with the Omicron variant being the most common variant of concern in Alberta. As always, those who are unvaccinated or have only received one dose of a COVID vaccine are at highest risk for infection.

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Important Local COVID-19 News

COVID-19: Stay Current on the Most Recent Developments

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Updates from Dr. Deena Hinshaw, Chief Medical Officer of Alberta

Dr. Deena Hinshaw, Alberta’s Chief Medical Officer of Health, provides daily updates on COVID-19 and the ongoing work to protect public health of Albertans.

Stronger public health measures

Mandatory, province-wide restrictions are in effect to protect the health system and slow the spread of COVID-19. Protecting Alberta’s healthcare capacity ensures that Albertans get the care they need when they need it.

COVID-19 regional active cases
COVID-19 Alberta statistics
Outbreak update from Government of Canada
Global situation dashboard from World Health Organization

Submit a complaint online; Help Save Lives

You can submit a complaint online to Alberta Health Services public health inspectors if you are concerned that an establishment or person is not following public health orders. Public health inspectors will investigate the complaint.

Submit a complaint online; Help Save Lives

COVID-19 Public Health Restrictions

Public health measures will be lifted in 3 stages as the Omicron wave subsides and pressure on the healthcare system eases. Albertans can help make that possible by getting every vaccine dose they are eligible for. Alberta entered Step 2 on March 1; next steps will depend on hospitalization rates continuing to trend downward.
Easing measures: Steps 1-3

Step one: Effective February 9
The following changes took effect February 9, 2022, unless otherwise stated.

  • Restrictions Exemption Program removed, along with most associated restrictions
  • Capacity limits extended to all large facilities and entertainment venues (500+), but food and beverage consumption now allowed in seats
  • Physical distancing of 2 metres between households encouraged, operators to facilitate distancing between patrons where possible
  • Mandatory masking requirements removed for:
    • Children under 13 in all settings as of February 14
    • Students of any age attending K-12 schools and participating in school activities as of February 14

Step two: Effective March 1
The following changes took effect March 1, 2022, unless otherwise stated.

  • Any remaining school requirements removed (for example: Kindergarten to grade 6 cohorting)
  • Youth screening activities for entertainment and sport activities removed
  • Capacity on all large venues and entertainment venues lifted
  • Restrictions lifted on interactive activities, table limits, liquor sales and closing times for bars, restaurants and other food serving businesses
  • Indoor and outdoor social gathering limits lifted, including for all wedding and funeral events
  • Mandatory work-from-home requirements lifted
  • Provincial mask mandate lifted except:
    • On municipal and intra-provincial public transit for Albertans 13 and older
    • At AHS-operated and contracted facilities, and all continuing care settings

Step three: To be determined
The timeline for Alberta entering Step 3 is to be determined and will depend on hospitalization rates continuing to trend downward.

  • COVID-specific continuing care measures removed
  • Mandatory isolation removed (becomes a recommendation only)

WHO'S IN THE HOSPITAL BEDS?

  • Patients with 1 - 2 vaccinations (13%)
  • Patients with 0 vaccinations (87%)

The number of COVID-19 patients in hospitals and intensive care units are important indicators of how severely the pandemic is affecting Albertans, and the amount of stress it's placing on the province's health care system.

A sizable majority of COVID-19 patients in Alberta hospitals and intensive care units is unvaccinated.

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Book Your Shot

Book your shot at a participating pharmacy, through the AHS online booking tool or call Health Link 811. Every Albertan who can get vaccinated, should get vaccinated.

Assess Yourself Online

Use this self-assessment tool to help determine whether you need to be tested for COVID-19. You can complete this assessment for yourself or on behalf of someone else if they're not able. at a participating pharmacy, through the AHS online booking tool or call Health Link 811.

Every Albertan who can get vaccinated should get vaccinated.

Important Numbers

COVID-19 Financial Relief for Albertans

The provincial and federal governments are taking immediate and significant action to help Albertans facing financial hardship as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak.
Service Canada is ready to help

Service Canada provides Canadians with a single point of access to a wide range of government services and benefits. They are committed to improving services for Canadians by working with partners to provide access to the full range of government services and benefits that Canadians want and need through the Internet, by telephone, in person or by mail.

Situation Reports

We all play a role in limiting COVID-19 spread and protecting ourselves. By following the public health rules and the spirit behind them, we can get back on track and save lives.