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.

Updated entries


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


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
 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


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 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
 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


What are some safe ways to go back to dating?

Be sure to keep your distance, and stay outside or online.


 community, dating
 published on Thursday, July 9, 2020
 updated


How will the City of Edmonton be impacted financially by the pandemic?

The city faces millions of dollars in losses and has been forced to make temporary layoffs.


 government
 published on Friday, April 3, 2020
 updated


What are the likely timelines for reopening?

There is a three-stage plan to relaunch Alberta’s economy.


 business, community, economy
 published on Monday, May 11, 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.