Halloween During COVID-19

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Time flies! We are welcoming our second Halloween during the COVID-19 pandemic. Enjoy your favourite Halloween activities safely by taking some simple precautions. Help spread scary vibes and not COVID-19 this Halloween by taking some simple precautions: Outdoors Halloween parties with no more than 20 people (vaccinated or unvaccinated) with 2 metres between households. Indoor gatherings are limited to 10 …

Flu Shot Season Starts

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Alberta’s influenza immunization season has started. Children under 5 and those they live with can get immunized at an AHS public health clinic by calling Health Link at 811. All other Albertans can get their flu shot from a participating pharmacy or doctor’s office. Please book your appointment today at ahs.ca/vaccine. If appointments are not available online in your area, …

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

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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 …

Public Reporting of COVID-19 Cases Resumes in Schools

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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

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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.

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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 …

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

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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 …

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

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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

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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 …

Calgary’s new Green Line LRT Moving Forward with Funding from All Three Levels of Government

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Calgary’s new Green Line LRT is moving forward with $4.9 billion in commitments from all three levels of government: The Government of Canada The Government of Alberta The City of Calgary. This is the largest infrastructure investment in Calgary’s history. Darshpreet Bhatti has been appointed CEO of the Green Line LRT project. Construction Phase 1 will be from Shepard to …