Covid-19 Info For Albertans

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Cases in Alberta

  • 240,753 Total cases
  • 407 Cases on August 16
  • 232,790 Recovered cases
  • 2,336 Deaths

  • 5,627 Active cases*
  • 176 In sanatorium
  • 44 In intensive care**

  • 4,986,585 Total assessments finished
  • five,475 Tests on August 16
  • 2,282,484 People tested
  • five,451,895 Vaccine doses as of August 16

Updated August 17. Numbers are current as of quit-of-day August sixteen. Case numbers are updated daily Monday to Friday.

*Active instances encompass each community instances and hospitalizations. **ICU cases are a subset of these in sanatorium.

Information for Albertans

Got vaccinated? Enter the Open for Summer Lottery for two extra shots to win. Not vaccinated but? Book your shot nowadays.

Alberta’s Open for Summer Plan accurately eases public health regulations as vaccine targets are reached and hospitalizations decline.

COVID-19 checking out is to be had to all Albertans with symptoms and all and sundry linked to a scourge.

You ought to isolate for 10 days if you have a core symptom and follow federal quarantine rules if you are coming back from tour outdoor of Canada.

  • Practice top hygiene

    In addition to getting vaccinated, working towards precise hygiene habits can shield you and those around you from spreading COVID-19 and different respiratory ailments.

    • Stay domestic in case you are feeling sick.
    • Wash or sanitize your fingers regularly.
    • Cover your coughs and sneezes.
    • Avoid touching your face.

  • Gather properly

    There are now not restrictions on social gatherings. However, in case you are collecting with people you don’t know or who aren’t vaccinated, you could exercise those non-obligatory precautions to limit the threat of spreading COVID-19.

    • Practice bodily distancing of 2 metres.
    • Wear a masks if it’s in an indoor space.
    • Sanitize common contact surfaces.

  • Monitor your signs and symptoms

    COVID-19 symptoms are much like influenza and different respiration illnesses and may variety from slight to extreme. Even human beings with mild signs can unfold COVID-19 to others.

    If you have any symptom, stay domestic and take the web assessment to arrange trying out.

  • Isolate if required

    Isolation and quarantine necessities are in location for people with COVID-19 signs.

    Learn extra approximately isolation and quarantine

  • How it spreads

    COVID-19 is transmitted though tiny droplets of liquid produced via people who’ve the virus. The virus spreads with the aid of:

    • inhaling air that includes infected droplets from human beings coughing, sneezing, speakme, laughing, and making a song
    • touching items or surfaces the virus has landed on and then touching your eyes, nostril or mouth (tub towels, kitchen utensils, door knobs, and many others.)

    People who have COVID-19 can spread it to others earlier than they begin to experience ill.

    COVID-19 does now not appear to transmit like measles through airborne transmission, however there can be circumstances that increase the risk of aerosol transmission. Individuals and agencies should apply mitigation strategies where those risks exist.

    We think the virus normally most effective survives for a few hours on a surface or object, however it may be viable for it to live to tell the tale several days underneath a few situations.

  • Variants of subject

    Variants of concern spread greater without problems than the authentic COVID-19 strain, that may bring about more intense contamination, hospitalizations and deaths.

    Alberta is monitoring for variants of difficulty. The B.1.1.7 version is the dominant strain in our province.

    Symptoms in variation cases are similar to the unique virus, together with cough, fever, shortness of breath, runny nostril, and sore throat.

    Learn more about COVID-19 variants

  • Critical Worker Benefit

    The Critical Worker Benefit affords a one-time price of $1,200 to eligible Albertans in popularity in their tough paintings providing care and vital services throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

    The software length for segment 2 is open to new categories of workers within the social services and personal sectors.

    Learn extra

  • Alberta Jobs Now software

    Private and non-earnings agencies can follow for investment to offset the fee of hiring and training unemployed or underemployed Albertans into new or vacant complete-time jobs.

    Employers can rise up to:

    • $25,000 for each new hire, or
    • $37,500 for each new worker with a disability

    Workers cannot apply for the program at once, but can allow ability employers realize they can observe for the Alberta Jobs Now application if they hire you.

    Applications for the primary intake closed on July 23, 2021

    Next consumption: September 16 to December 31, 2021

    Learn extra

  • Paid vaccination go away

    All running Albertans can get right of entry to 3 hours of paid, activity-covered go away to get each dose of the vaccine.

    Learn greater

  • Individuals and families

    Financial aid programs are available to assist people experiencing unemployment and those who can not paintings because they are sick, need to isolate, or are worrying for a person in isolation.

    See all federal advantage packages

  • Businesses

    Businesses and self-hired humans can get entry to supports to assist with COVID-19-related challenges to:

    • avoid layoffs, rehire personnel and create new jobs
    • get admission to economic assist, loans and credit score

    Use the commercial enterprise gain finder

Info for corporations and vulnerable Albertans

  • Caregivers guide

    Nearly 1,000,000 Albertans act as caregivers for cherished ones experiencing challenges associated with infection, incapacity or getting older. These caregivers want aid too.

    Caregivers can get psychosocial and other peer and network helps by using calling the toll-loose caregiver guide line at 1-877-453-5088 or going on-line to caregiversalberta.ca.

  • Expectant mother and father

    Pregnant people have a better threat of intense infection from COVID-19 than for folks that aren’t pregnant.

    Infected pregnant humans might also have a higher risk of unfavourable pregnancy consequences, inclusive of preterm beginning, compared to folks that are pregnant without COVID-19.

    Because of this, pregnant human beings are encouraged to get the COVID-19 vaccine while it is available.

    While there may be limited evidence on how the COVID-19 vaccines might also effect pregnant people, no damaging effects were reported in medical trials or inside the vaccine roll out.

    Resources

    • Talk in your health care issuer when you have questions or worries.
    • If you aren’t feeling well, take the online evaluation to arrange checking out
    • For greater facts, examine the AHS COVID-19 and Pregnancy guide.

  • COVID Care Teams

    We are running with the towns of Calgary and Edmonton to get admission to nearby organizations and businesses to provide on-the-ground help to communities experiencing a excessive variety of instances of COVID-19, compared to other areas across the province.

    Residents in these communities can also face limitations that could contribute to accelerated fees of COVID-19 transmission:

    • employment in public-going through, higher danger jobs – for example, the front-line health care, maintenance, transportation
    • live in higher density, multi-family or multi-generational homes
    • are a newcomer to Alberta and won’t have supports in location
    • have English language boundaries
    • earn a decrease than common income

    To assist address those limitations, COVID Care Teams will:

    • distribute care programs with mask, sanitizers and translated assets
    • refer human beings to 811 for additional information in multiple languages
    • inform citizens of the nearest COVID-19 evaluation and testing centres
    • connect people to transportation to COVID-19 testing centers, if wished
    • refer human beings to AHS for self-isolation options for people unable to securely achieve this at home
    • offer facts about economic supports for people who need to isolate

    Isolation supports

    Upon referral via AHS, unfastened lodge rooms and monetary support are available to all Albertans who ought to isolate due to COVID-19 however can’t accomplish that in their personal houses. Call 211 for greater facts.

    News

    • Expanding COVID supports for all Albertans (February 1, 2021)
    • Outreach will help Albertans connect to COVID-related resources (December 15, 2020)

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