How to care for a child with COVID-19 at home

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The Government of Canada has an infographic describing how to care for a child with COVID-19 at home. Please remember that children who have mild COVID-19 symptoms are able to stay at home with a caregiver throughout their recovery without needing hospitalization. Currently, the symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, cough, and difficulty breathing. You should: Monitor your child for symptoms …

Enforcing measures to stop spread of COVID-19

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In response to the COVID-19 Coronavirus crisis, the Government of Alberta is granting law enforcement agencies to enforce public health orders and issue fines to protect the health and safety of Albertans. This means that under “amendments to the Procedures Regulation under the Provincial Offences Procedures Act, community peace officers, in addition to police, will be able to issue tickets to enforce …

Applying for Alberta’s Emergency Isolation Support

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The Government of Alberta has announced an Emergency Isolation Support for eligible working Albertans. Those who are eligible can receive a one time payment of $1,146 if they: experienced total or significant loss of income as a result of having to self-isolate, or are the sole caregiver of a dependent who is self-isolating, and have no other source of compensation, …

Alberta Health Services: Social Distancing Video

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Alberta Health Services has a video that introduces what social distancing is in response to the COVID-19 Coronavirus crisis. The video is translated into 7 languages: Arabic, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, French, Punjabi, Vietnamese and Tigrinya. If you are unsure what social distancing is, please visit https://www.albertahealthservices.ca/topics/Page17008.aspx to be more informed!

Prime Minister warns of COVID-19 text scam

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On March 26, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau warns everyone of  a “text scam” that’s trying to exploit the new Emergency Response Benefit. Trudeau said some people are preying on the vulnerable during the pandemic. “I’m sorry to say, there appears to be a text scam going around on the new emergency response benefit,” he said. “I want to remind everyone …

Benefits from Government of Canada during COVID-19 Crisis

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With the situation related to COVID-19 evolving rapidly around the world, the Government of Canada has benefits for both individuals and in your workplace. For individuals, there are Employment Insurance (EI) You should apply for Employment Insurance and Pensions online. Canada Child Benefit Eligible recipients will receive $300 more per child with their regular May CCB payment. Canada Student Loans Government of Canada has announced its …

Beware of COVID-19 Phone Scams

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Alberta Health Services (AHS) is receiving reports of phone scams where residents are told that they have tested positive for the COVID-19 Coronavirus and to provide their credit card information. AHS reminded everyone that they would not ask for credit card information over the phone. If you encounter this type of situation, please hang up immediately and report by calling the …

City of Calgary Updates in Response to COVID-19

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The City of Calgary has released some updates in response to the COVID-19 crisis. City of Calgary will give the option for Calgarians to defer utility bill payments during this time. “City water, waste and recycling customers will have the option to defer payments of their utility bill for three months, with no penalties or interest. Outstanding amounts will be …