Change in Quarantine Length for Those Vaccinated

Lisa C. Community, COVID-19, Newcomer Information, Settlement & Community News, Updates

As of May 20, 2021:
  • More than 2.3 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered to Albertans.
  • More than 51% of Albertans ages 12+ are now protected by at least 1 dose.
Change in quarantine days for those who received COVID-19 vaccine:

The 14-day quarantine is no longer required for people vaccinated with 2 doses if they are identified as exposed to a positive case, as long as they have no symptoms. With symptoms, they must still isolate & should get tested.

For close contacts of a confirmed case who have been vaccinated with 1 dose, the quarantine period is being reduced from 14 to 10 days if they have no symptoms. If they have a COVID-19 test on day 7 or later of the quarantine period and test negative, quarantine can end.

The change above does NOT apply to people returning to Alberta from international travel.

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