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 safety


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


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


Why has Calgary been harder hit than Edmonton?

There are many reasons, including international travel, COVID-19 clusters and increased testing.


 safety
 published on Monday, May 11, 2020
 updated


How long does the virus live on fabric?

There isn’t concrete information on this yet — but experts guess anywhere from a few hours to a day.


 safety
 published on Tuesday, May 5, 2020
 updated


Can heat, cold, or UV light kill the virus?

The World Health Organization says there is no evidence that extreme temperatures will kill COVID-19.


 safety
 published on Tuesday, May 5, 2020
 updated


Is it safe to eat food prepared by others?

Yes, there is no evidence that COVID-19 can be transmitted through food or food packaging.


 safety, restaurants
 published on Monday, April 27, 2020
 updated


If you get the virus, are you then protected?

The WHO has said there is no evidence that those who have recovered from COVID-19 are immune.


 safety
 published on Monday, April 27, 2020
 updated


Is it OK to drive to the mountains?

National parks are open for day-use only and provincial park campgrounds are open at 50% capacity.


 travel, safety, community
 published on Friday, April 17, 2020
 updated


What is the safest way to get groceries?

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


 business, safety, community
 published on Monday, March 23, 2020
 updated


Is it safe to go for a walk?

Yes, unless you're under mandatory self-isolation. In fact, it's recommended. But spread out.


 safety, community
 published on Thursday, March 19, 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.