Alberta Isolation and Quarantine Requirements

Lisa C. Community, COVID-19, Updates

Isolation helps prevent the spread of COVID-19 by reducing the number of people you could infect if you have symptoms or test positive by staying home and avoiding others.

As of January 3, you are legally required to isolate as outlined below:
Fully vaccinated (2 doses or 1 dose Janssen):
  • Isolate for 5 days from the start of symptoms or until they resolve, whichever is longer, if symptoms are not related to a pre-existing illness or health condition.
  • For 5 days following isolation, wear a mask at all times when around others outside of home.
Not fully vaccinated (1 dose or less):
  • Isolate for 10 days from the start of symptoms or until they resolve, whichever is longer, if symptoms are not related to a pre-existing illness or health condition.
If you test negative and have symptoms, you should still stay home and away from others until symptoms resolve.

Word of the Day:

Isolation: quarantine, separation