Canada Day, COVID-19 testing and masks
As Canada Day is tomorrow, it’s important to remain vigilant. The risk of COVID-19 spread is lower outdoors. AHS recommends planning events outside with 2 meter physical distancing. Simple acts like wearing a mask when out in the public, washing our hands regularly and staying home when sick is the best way to protect ourselves and others.
Alberta Health Services
A reminder that COVID-19 testing is available for everyone whether you have symptoms or not. AHS is encouraging every Albertan to get tested. By getting tested, you’re helping AHS and the province better understand the extent of the disease and supports AHS and the Alberta government in monitoring and planning as Alberta re-opens. Booking a test is easy and can be completed online. Click here: novel coronavirus (COVID-19) Testing / Online Booking | Alberta Health Services. Some pharmacies will also start conducting COVID-19 tests for those who do not have symptoms. Reach out to your local pharmacy for more information.
Remember, if you have any of the symptoms listed below, stay home and complete the AHS self-assessment tool online COVID Self Assessment.
- 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
- 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
Albertans are encouraged to wear non-medical masks in public when it’s difficult to maintain physical distancing of 2 meters at all times. For more information on masks, how to wear, etc. please click here: Masks | Alberta.ca. As part of our #FlyHealthyYYC program, masks are mandatory within YYC.
Happy Canada Day everyone and stay safe!
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