COVID-19 in Edmonton

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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Why are cases in Edmonton on the rise?

People seem to be socializing more as restrictions are lifted, but it's important to remain on guard.


 community, edmonton
 published on Monday, June 29, 2020
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What are the rules for travelling across Canada?

Non-essential travel outside of Alberta is not recommended. But if you go, the rules vary for each province and territory.


 travel
 published on Thursday, June 25, 2020
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Is it possible and safe to get a tattoo?

Yes, as long as you wear a mask and don't bring a friend.


 community, health
 published on Thursday, June 25, 2020
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Does Alberta have recommended protocols for cleaning public surfaces?

Yes, Alberta Health Services has guidelines for cleaning public facilities.


 health, safety, alberta
 published on Tuesday, June 9, 2020
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What help is available for seniors in their own homes?

There are a number of resources available from delivery services to financial and mental health support.


 community
 published on Thursday, June 4, 2020
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Is it OK to gather in small groups outside if we keep our distance?

Yes, outdoor gatherings in Alberta are currently restricted to no more than 50 people.


 community, edmonton, health
 published on Thursday, May 28, 2020
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Where can we donate or volunteer?

There are numerous opportunities to help out in the community during the pandemic.


 community, volunteer, edmonton
 published on Monday, May 25, 2020
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Should people wear non-medical masks?

Yes, when you're out in public and unsure if you can keep a safe distance from others.


 safety, health
 published on Thursday, May 21, 2020
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What resources are in place to help families who are staying home?

There is support available for those who need help with food, finances, mental health and more.


 community, economy
 published on Wednesday, May 20, 2020
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What is the public testing strategy?

Any Albertan, with or without symptoms, can now be tested for COVID-19.


 testing, community, health
 published on Wednesday, May 20, 2020
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For the latest updates on the COVID-19 pandemic, see edmonton.ca/covid19, alberta.ca/covid19, canada.ca/covid19, and the World Health Organization.