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COVID-19: AHS testing available for all Albertans
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COVID-19: AHS testing available for all Albertans

As Alberta reopens the economy, it is easy for some to become complacent. In order for the recovery process to continue and be successful, we must adhere to the public health guidelines, which includes within our airport community.

  Physical Distancing

Physical Distancing must be maintained.

  • Keep at least 2 metres (6 feet) distance from people outside your household or cohort family.
  • No hugging people, shaking hands, etc. outside your household or cohort family.
  • Wear a mask when distancing is not possible. Wearing a mask does not replace physical distancing when physical distancing can be maintained.

For more information, please click here: Help prevent the spread | Alberta.ca.

   Alberta Health Services (AHS)

COVID-19 testing is now available for all Albertans whether you have symptoms or not. For more information or to book your appointment, click here: novel coronavirus (COVID-19) Self-Assessment | Alberta Health Services.

Testing can only determine whether a person has COVID-19 at the time of testing and cannot determine whether someone has previously had COVID-19, or assess immunity to COVID-19. This will provide AHS a clearer picture of how well the public health measures are working to contain COVID-19 and help guide further progress in Alberta’s re-launch.

Here are a few things to keep in mind if you choose to be tested:

  • While you’re waiting for your result you do not need to self-isolate, as long as you remain asymptomatic.
  • If your test result is negative, you may still develop COVID-19 if you have been exposed to the virus in the last 14 days. It’s important to continue monitoring for symptoms.
  • If your COVID-19 test result is positive, you would need to self-isolate for at least 10 days, even if you do not have symptoms. Anyone who has been in close contact with you would also have to self-isolate.

Remember, if you have any of the symptoms listed below, stay home and complete the AHS self-assessment tool online COVID Self Assessment that has been updated to include all of these symptoms.

  • Fever
  • Chills
  • A new cough or worsening of a chronic cough
  • New or worsening shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Sore throat or painful swallowing
  • Stuffy or runny nose
  • Headache
  • Muscle or joint aches
  • Feeling unwell in general, or new fatigue or severe exhaustion
  • Gastrointestinal symptoms including nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or unexplained loss of appetite
  • Loss of sense of smell or taste, or
  • Conjunctivitis, commonly known as pink eye

We all have a role in the successful relaunch of our economy. Please continue practicing physical distancing, wash your hands often and stay home if you are sick.

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