Protect and Prevent
What You Can Do
All Albertans have a responsibility to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus and to flatten the curve. To help protect you and your family against all respiratory illnesses, including COVID-19, please follow the recommendations below:
- practice social distancing (social distancing tips)
- stay home if you are feeling sick and limit your contact with others--especially the elderly and those with compromised immune systems.
- wash your hands often with soap and water (make sure they are washed well for at least 20 seconds).
- clean and disinfect surfaces that are frequently touched.
- avoid all non-essential travel at this time.
If you’re coughing or sneezing:
- Take the COVID-19 Self-Assessment online or call 8-1-1
- cover your mouth and nose with your arm to reduce the spread of germs.
- dispose of any tissues you have used as soon as possible and wash your hands immediately.
- avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with your hands.
How to self-isolate:
Self-isolation means avoiding social situations where you could infect other people. It’s a proven way to help prevent the spread of infections like COVID-19.
To protect the front-line emergency personnel during this time, residents will be asked a series of questions related to self-isolation whenever police, fire or EMS are dispatched.
- Are you currently self-isolating (If yes, no further questions will be asked)
- If no, the following question will be asked
- Are you experiencing any flu-like symptoms?
- Have you been in contact with anyone experiencing flu-like symptoms?