COVID-19 Resources and Information
March 20, 2020
Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)
For a list of all cancelled LFS programs, click here.
If you have concerns about your health:
- take the COVID-19 self-assessment
- call Health Link 811 for further instructions if directed by the self-assessment tool
- do not go to an ER or clinic – if you need immediate medical attention, call 911 and inform them you may have COVID-19
TRUSTED COVID-19 RESOURCESAvoid speculation and rely only on information provided by public health authorities to make important decisions that affect your family and loved ones. Some trusted sources of information include:
- Government of Canada - COVID-19 Information for Canadians
- Government of Canada Travel Warning
- Public Health Canada
- World Health Organization: COVID-19 Updates
Centre for Disease Control and Prevention: COVID-19 Resources
Alberta Health Services has gathered COVID-19 resources available in your language:
- What is COVID-19?
- What are the risks of getting COVID-19?
- How does COVID-19 spread?
- What is the incubation period for COVID-19?
- How many COVID-19 cases are there currently in Canada?
- Where can I find more details about the cases reported in Canada?
- Where can I get COVID-19 information specific to my province or territory?
Alberta implemented measures to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, including new mandatory self-isolation requirements and mass gathering restrictions. Find tips to prepare your household in case you need to self-isolate at home.
- practice social distancing
- practice good hygiene: wash hands often for at least 20 seconds, cover coughs and sneezes, and avoid touching face
- monitor for symptoms: cough, fever, shortness of breath, runny nose or sore throat
- self-isolate for the legally-required 10 days if you have any symptoms that are not related to a pre-existing illness or medical condition
- take the COVID-19 self-assessment if you're concerned about your health
TALKING TO YOUR CHILDREN ABOUT COVID-19
For helpful advice on handling stressful situations and ways to talk to children.
- Coping and Connection for Children & Families During COVID-19 (AHS)
- COVID-19 and Your Mental Health (AHS)
- Practical and Emotional Preparedness for a Pandemic (AHS)
- Mental health and coping with COVID-19 (CDC)
- Talking with children about COVID-19 (CDC)
- Talking with children during infectious disease outbreaks (SAMHSA)
RESOURCES FOR PARENTS
Parents may want to supplement student learning by providing their children with additional resources. The following provincial resources are available to parents:
- LearnAlberta.ca: more than 4,000 digital resources aligned with Alberta’s K-12 curriculum.
- My Child’s Learning: A Parent Resource: provides parents with information specific to each grade level.
SUPPORT FOR INDIVIDUALS, FAMILIES AND BUSINESSES
Support for individuals and families
- Increasing the Canada Child Benefit
- Special Goods and Services Tax credit payment
- Extra time to file income tax returns
- Mortgage support
- A new Indigenous Community Support Fund
- Enhancing the Reaching Home initiative
- Support for women’s shelters and sexual assault centres
Support to BusinessesAvoiding layoffs
- Launching an Insured Mortgage Purchase Program
- Bank of Canada actions
- Lowering the Domestic Stability Buffer
- Visit Lethbridge.ca/covidsupport for a list of local community and social service supports in Lethbridge.
- Help in Tough Times - a list of resources from Alberta Health Services
- Healthy Together, your guide to family and home life during COVID-19. Each weekday, Alberta Health Services will post a new story about how families can be healthy, active and safe.
- Text4Hope - Free service supporting mental health and wellness in a time of stress and isolation. Text COVID19HOPE to 393939 to subscribe
- COVID-19 Podcasts
Visit Alberta Health Services for a comprehensive list of all tools and health resources.