Kerby Centre To Reopen on July 6

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Beginning July 6, Kerby Centre will reopen some of those in-person programs and services by appointment, including: Information Resources Free tax-filing service Foot care A limited number of education and recreation courses Kerby Centre also distributes masks for seniors who cannot use the drive-through system used for public mask distribution. Two options are available: Seniors can pick up masks at …

Be Aware of CERB Text Scams

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If you get a text message saying you received a deposit for the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB), it is a scam! Do not reply or click on the link; Delete the text message; Block the number; Warn others around you! Make sure you have the right link or number before you apply for CERB. There are the two ways …

Domestic Travel Restrictions as of June 26

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In this article, let’s take a look at the latest domestic travel restrictions for Alberta and its neighbors: Alberta Albertans are legally required to isolate for 14 days if they returned from travel outside Canada or are a close contact of someone with COVID-19; Albertans are legally required to isolate for 10 days if they have any COVID-19 symptoms not …

Movie Theatres Re-opening in Alberta

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Certain movie theatres are set to reopen their doors this coming Friday, June 26, 2020. With the reopening of these theatres, it is important to still stay aware of each theatre’s policies and the health precautions to take when attending these theatres. Theatres will be operating at 50% capacity and will follow social distancing requirements by only having certain seats …

Virtual Care Guide for Patients

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With physical distancing rules in place, we cannot visit our family physicians when we don’t feel well. Instead, we’ve had to switch to virtual care. What is virtual care? The term “virtual care” refers to all the ways doctors and nurses remotely interact with their patients. This is done by video calls, phone calls, instant messages, etc. The Canadian Medical …

Stay Cyber-Healthy during COVID-19

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It is important to stay cyber-healthy, especially during COVID-19. The Canadian Centre for Cyber Security offers the following tips to help Canadians stay cyber-healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic. 1. Beware of Unsolicited emails and texts COVID-19-related phishing attempts are on the rise. Cyber attackers try to trick you into clicking on links or attachments so they can infect your device or steal your data. …

Canada Ranked One of the Safest Countries during COVID-19

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In a newly published study, researchers have ranked Canada as one of the safest countries in the world during COVID-19. Data were grouped into 6 top-level categories describing the health and economic status of each region: COVID-19 Quarantine Efficiency COVID-19 Government Efficiency of Risk Management COVID-19 Monitoring and Detection COVID-19 Emergency Preparedness COVID-19 Health Readiness COVID-19 Regional Resiliency 20 countries …

Using Public Washrooms During COVID-19

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As Alberta enters Stage 2 of economy reopening, more and more Albertans spend time in public spaces. Using public washrooms cannot be avoided. Here are some tips on how to safely use public washrooms in the new COVID-19 era: How to stay healthy and safe when using a public washroom? When lining up outside a washroom, stand two metres apart …

COVID-19 & Mental Health Study

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The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), Canada’s largest mental health teaching hospital, and Delvinia, a leading global research technology company, are have collaborated to do a study into the changing nature of Canadians’ mental health and substance use during the COVID-19 pandemic. The following findings were based on two online surveys conducted three weeks apart. The first survey …