COVID-19 Vaccine Bookings Begin for 5 – 11 Year Olds

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

More than 394,000 pediatric doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine have arrived in Alberta. On November 24, the Alberta government starts accepting vaccine bookings for children aged five to eleven. Pediatric vaccinations will be administered at Alberta Health Services clinics around the province. Vaccines will also be available at four pharmacies where AHS clinics are not conveniently located. First-dose appointments …

Halloween During COVID-19

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

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

Lisa C. Community, Daily Life, Settlement & Community News, Updates

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, …

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: …

CBE School Re-entry: Mandatory Indoor Masking for All Staff and K-2 Students

Lisa C. COVID-19, Updates

The Calgary Board of Education will mandate masking indoors for all staff and kindergarten to Grade 12 students for the start of the 2021-22 school year. This decision will be reviewed before the end of September In addition, the following health measures will be in place when classes resume in all schools on Sept. 1: Students and staff will still be …

Public Library Fall Programs Registration Open

Lisa C. Community, Daily Life

Calgary Public Library is organizing new fall programs. Book for a spot for your children and family in one of these online and in-person programs: Programs for babies and toddlers age 0-5 years: 1-2-3: Count with Me, A-B-C: You and Me, Busy Bookworms, Family Storytime, Words and Wiggles, Baby Rhyme Time programs Programs for kids and teens: Coding Buddies, Code …

CBE’s Masking Policy Remains

Lisa C. COVID-19, Updates

The Calgary Board of Education has recently announced that modified calendar schools will start for the first day on Tuesday, August 17. Mandatory masking will remain in place for all staff and students. Students riding yellow buses will also need to wear masks. In addition, the following health measures will be in place on August 17: Use the daily checklist to …

Travel to Canada with Unvaccinated Minors

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

Border measures have changed for unvaccinated travellers under 18 years old who are looking to travel to Canada. Unvaccinated children under 12 travelling with a fully vaccinated parent and/or guardian no longer have to complete a 14-day quarantine. Unvaccinated children (except those under 5 years of age) must take a pre-arrival molecular test, take arrival and post arrival tests, avoid …