Canada-U.S. Border Closure Extended until Dec 21

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The Canada-U.S. border has been closed for all non-essential travel since March 21, 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Since then the restriction was extended for multiple times. It was recently announced that the Canada-U.S. border will remain closed to all non-essential travel until December 21,2020. Examples of non-essential (optional) travel include tourism, recreation and entertainment. Get in touch with …

New Mandatory Requirements for Travellers Entering Canada Effective Nov 21

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The Government of Canada recently announced that as of November 21, 2020, new mandatory requirements will be put in place for travellers to Canada. As of November 21, 2020, air travellers whose final destination is Canada will be required to submit their COVID-19 information through the ArriveCAN app before they board their flight, including: travel and contact information quarantine plan …

COVID Alert App & ABTraceTogether App

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New COVID-19 cases are growing across the country. To take care of ourselves and protect our community, we can choose to use COVID tracing apps developed by the federal and provincial government. Tracing apps help break the cycle of infection, inform us of possible exposures before symptoms appear. If you reside in Alberta, you can use the ABTraceTogether App. The …

Influenza and COVID-19

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Here are some quick facts about Influenza and COVID-19: COVID-19 does not yet have a vaccine. Yes, people can have COVID-19 and influenza at the same time. Influenza compromises the body’s ability to fight other infections, including COVID-19. Influenza immunization (flu shots) can protect you against co-infection. One single case of variant Influenza A (H1N2)v has been detected in Alberta. …

New Symptoms List for Albertans Under 18

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In Dr. Deena Hinshaw (Chief Medical Officer of Health)’s update yesterday October 30, she mentioned that there will be a new symptoms list for Albertans under 18 on Monday November 2: Runny nose and sore throat will be removed from children’s list of mandatory isolation symptoms. *This change is only for those with no known exposure. If a child has …

New Mandatory Health Restrictions In Place for Calgary and Edmonton

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Effective October 26, 2020, new mandatory public health measures are in place for Edmonton and Calgary to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. 1. 15-person limit on all social & family gatherings, e.g. parties, wedding and funeral receptions, etc. 2. Wear non-medical masks in all indoor work settings, except when alone in workspaces such as offices or cubicles. 3. Limit …