Our community has questions about Edmonton's response to and experience of the pandemic. We're keeping a running list of answers, curated from reliable sources.

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How have shopping malls been affected?

Most shopping malls are closed to the public except for essential services.


What is happening with engagement sessions for City projects?

All public engagement events have been cancelled.


How can we help artists?

See what they're doing online and find ways to pay them.

 arts, community

What have Edmontonians done to help small businesses?

They've made shop-local directories and published resources.


What is the safest way to get groceries?

Maintain distance and go infrequently if social-distancing; get help if in isolation.

 business, safety, community

How is the City dealing with transit?

Transit is free and service has been modified.

 community, government, transit

How will our vulnerable populations be assisted?

The Edmonton EXPO Centre will be used.


What powers does the declaration of a state of local emergency provide?

Broad powers and responsibilities.


What about layoffs, leaves, WCB coverage and EI?

It’s depends on your circumstances.


How can I support local restaurants?

Order online.

 business, restaurants

Is it safe to go for a walk?

Yes. In fact, it's recommended. But spread out.

 safety, community

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Latest statistics


Edmonton zone

  • 120 cases
  • 1 deaths


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  • 2 deaths


  • 4,743 cases
  • 55 deaths


  • 571,678 cases
  • 26,495 deaths

For the latest updates on the COVID-19 pandemic, see edmonton.ca/covid19, alberta.ca/covid19, canada.ca/covid19, and the World Health Organization.