COVID-19 testing open for all in Alberta

Michelle Mak COVID-19, Newcomer Information, Updates

Albertans are now eligible for testing for COVID-19, even if they are not showing symptoms. Testing can be easily booked online by visiting If you cannot access internet, you can call 811 to book an appointment online for individuals who want to be tested.

Please note that testing can only determine whether a person has COVID-19 at the time of testing. It cannot determine whether someone previously had COVID-19, or whether they have immunity to COVID-19. But, it will provide us with a clearer picture of how well our 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.

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