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.

Emergency Services

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?