Calgary Zoo New Entrance Requirements

Lisa C. Community, COVID-19, Updates

Effective Monday, September 20, the Calgary Zoo will require all Calgary Zoo visitors aged 12 years and older to show proof of one of the following in order to gain entry: Government-issued proof of COVID-19 double vaccination; Proof of a negative COVID-19 test, taken within the previous 72 hours prior to entrance; or Documentation of a medical exemption Verification will …

New Temporary Provincial Measures Announced to Curb the Spread of COVID-19

Lisa C. COVID-19, Updates

Effective September 16, some new temporary provincial measures are in place to curb the spread of COVID-19 Indoor social gatherings Vaccinated: Indoor private social gatherings are limited to a single household plus one other household to a maximum of 10 vaccine-eligible, vaccinated people and no restrictions on children under 12. Unvaccinated: Indoor social gatherings are not permitted for vaccine-eligible people …

Printout & Electronic Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination Record Available through MyHealth Records

Lisa C. COVID-19, Daily Life, Settlement & Community News, Updates

Starting today September 16, Albertans are able to access their COVID-19 vaccination records through MyHealth Records. They can print a copy of their card-sized COVID-19 proof of vaccination or show it on their phone or tablet. MyHealth Records may experience high traffic volume before major events and long weekends. If you need the proof of vaccination card, please plan ahead …

Scam Alert – Outdoor Adventure Vaccine Lottery

Lisa C. Community, COVID-19, Updates

Earlier in July, the Alberta government announced that Albertans aged 18+ who had their 2nd dose would have the opportunity to win the Outdoor Adventure Vaccine Lottery. Recently some Albertans have received texts saying they have won prizes in the Outdoor Adventure Vaccine Lottery and asking them to click a link. Please note that these messages are sent by scammers. …

Up to $36 million Additional Funding to Increase Health-Care Capacity

Lisa C. Community, COVID-19, Seniors, Updates

Up to $36 million in new funding will improve wages and create additional workforce capacity to allow more Albertans to receive care outside of hospitals and free up resources to treat COVID-19 patients during the fourth wave. The additional funding will be used for: Wage increases (pay increase of $2 an hour for the next 13 months) for health-care aides …

Fully Vaccinated Foreigners Can Come to Canada If Certain Conditions Are Met

Lisa C. Citizenship & Immigration, COVID-19, Newcomer Information, Updates

Beginning September 7, foreign nationals who are fully vaccinated with Healthy Canadians approved COVID-19 vaccines may be eligible to enter Canada for discretionary (non-essential) travel. To qualify for the fully vaccinated traveller exemption, you must: be eligible to enter Canada on the specific date you enter have no signs or symptoms of COVID-19 have received the full series of an …

Third COVID-19 Doses Available for Some Albertans

Lisa C. COVID-19, Seniors, Updates

Third COVID-19 vaccine doses are now available for Seniors in congregate care facilities Albertans with eligible immunocompromising conditions. Seniors living in congregate care will be eligible to receive their third dose approximately 5 months after their second dose. Residents will receive their third doses at their facilities and don’t need to book appointments. Albertans with eligible immunocompromising conditions can receive …

Calgary Reinstates State of Local Emergency

Lisa C. COVID-19, Updates

Effective September 3, the City of Calgary reinstated the state of local emergency in light of growing COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations. The state of local emergency helps the City to write local orders to clarify or deal with local challenges and quickly secure supplies needed to run essential services. take further actions to protect the most vulnerable in our community. …

Indoor Masking Becomes Mandatory Again

Lisa C. Community, COVID-19, Daily Life, Updates

Hope you didn’t toss all your masks! Indoor masking and face-covering have become mandatory again after temporary measures have come into effect September 4 at 8 a.m. These public health actions are required due to rising cases and hospitalizations, largely in unvaccinated Albertans. Masks are mandatory in all indoor public spaces and workplaces. Restaurants, cafes, bars, pubs, nightclubs and other …

COVID-19 Provincial & Territorial Resources

Lisa C. COVID-19, Updates

Alberta COVID-19 info for Albertans, COVID-19 Self-Assessment for Albertans Phone number: 811 Social media:Instagram @YourAlberta, Facebook @YourAlberta.ca, Twitter @YourAlberta, Twitter @CMOH_Alberta British Columbia British Columbia COVID-19, BC COVID-19 Self-Assessment Tool Phone number: 811 Social media: Facebook @ImmunizeBC, Twitter @CDCofBC Saskatchewan Saskatchewan COVID-19, Saskatchewan Self Assessment Tool Phone number: 811 Social media: Facebook @SKGov, Twitter @SKGov See the full list of …