AB COVID Records Verifier App Now Available for Verifying Proof of Vaccination

Lisa C. Community, COVID-19, Updates

At the beginning of October, a secure QR code was added to your COVID-19 vaccination record. On October 12, the Alberta government officially announced that businesses and organizations that are implementing the Restrictions Exemption Program can now download the AB Covid Records Verifier app to scan vaccination records. AB Covid Records Verifier is the only app approved to scan Alberta vaccine …

Distress Centre launches 24 hour Crisis Chat and Text

Lisa C. COVID-19, Health and wellness, Settlement & Community News, Updates, Volunteers

Distress Centre (DC) has recently announced that their online services – crisis chat and text – are now available 24 hours a day! Text 403-266-4357 to speak with a volunteer, or Chat online through the chat portal at the top of every page of DC’s website. Phone support is still available 24/7. Call 403-266-4357 if you need to talk. Distress …

Public Reporting of COVID-19 Cases Resumes in Schools

Lisa C. Community, COVID-19, Health and wellness, Updates

Effective October 6, public reporting of COVID-19 cases in schools will resume with Alberta Health identifying each school with at least two COVID-19 cases online. School outbreaks will be reported at 10 or more COVID-19 cases within a 14-day period that were infectious while at school. The Alberta Government is doing the following to keep students learning safely in person: …

QR Code Added to COVID-19 Vaccine Record

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

A secure QR code has been added to your COVID-19 vaccination record. If you downloaded your vaccination record at the end of September, many businesses are still accepting the old version without QR codes and official documentation received at immunization appointments, but you will soon need to show the updated one with a QR code on it. Please download your …

Additional Doses Available for Travellers Vaccinated with AstraZeneca or Mixed Doses.

Lisa C. Community, COVID-19, Updates

Two valid doses of any vaccine used in Alberta can provide excellent protection against COVID-19. Some jurisdictions outside of Canada have indicated that they will not accept visitors who have been vaccinated with AstraZeneca or mixed doses. So if you are an Albertan and planning to travel to such jurisdictions outside of Canada, you can now get additional doses for …

Calgary’s Vaccine Passport Bylaw

Lisa C. COVID-19

The City of Calgary Vaccine Passport Bylaw 65M2021 requires many businesses and organizations to require proof of vaccination, recent negative COVID-19 test, or valid medical exemption letter to gain entry starting on September 23: Businesses Restaurants Nightclubs Casinos, Bingo Halls, VLT Lounges Entertainment and recreation centres, such as bowling, racing entertainment, arcades, billiards halls, other similar entertainment Museums, art galleries …

A Step-by-Step Guide on Getting Your Card-Sized Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination Record

Lisa C. COVID-19

Log onto https://myhealth.alberta.ca/MyHealthRecords Step 1: Click on “Get your vaccine card” and it will direct you to https://www.albertavaccinerecord.ca/#/. The COVIDRecords website does not require signing up for My Alberta Digital ID or MyHealth Records: Step 2: Are you seeking your card-sized vaccine record? Click on “YES”: Step 3: Fill out the required information. Your personal healthcare number, which is the …

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 …