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.

Entries tagged health


What's it like to be a contact tracer?

Contract tracers are responsible for investigating and tracing COVID-19 positive cases.


 health, contact tracing, alberta
 published on Saturday, July 25, 2020
 updated


What are the rules for gyms in condominiums or apartment buildings?

Gyms reopened as of June 12, but a number of different protocols need to be followed.


 safety, health, community
 published on Monday, July 20, 2020
 updated


Can COVID-19 be spread from people to animals and vice versa?

Research is ongoing, but if you are sick or self-isolating, avoid close contact with pets.


 edmonton, health
 published on Thursday, July 16, 2020
 updated


Why is everything opening up if we have more cases than when the lockdown started?

Alberta succeeded in flattening the curve of infections, and the province wants to reopen its economy.


 economy, edmonton, health, community
 published on Thursday, July 16, 2020
 updated


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
 updated


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
 updated


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
 updated


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
 updated


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
 updated


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