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COVID-19 Resources and Information

March 20, 2020

Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)

The COVID-19 outbreak was declared a global pandemic by World Health Organization (WHO). Alberta declared a public health emergency. City of Lethbridge declared a state of local emergency. 

If you have concerns about your health:

TRUSTED COVID-19 RESOURCES

Avoid 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: 

Local

Provincial

National   

International


Translated Resources 

Alberta Health Services has gathered COVID-19 resources available in the following languages:


ABOUT COVID-19


PREVENTION

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.

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:


SUPPORT FOR INDIVIDUALS, FAMILIES AND BUSINESSES

Support for individuals and families
Support for people facing unemployment
Support for people who are sick, quarantined, or in directed self-isolation
Support for people who are unable to work
Support for people who need it most
Support for seniors
Support for students and recent graduates

Support to Businesses

Avoiding layoffs
Access to credit
Support for farmers
Supporting financial stability
More flexibility

VACCINATION

COVID-19 vaccines help prevent you from getting infected and protect you from getting severely sick if you do get it. All vaccines are safe, effective and save lives.
Albertans are being vaccinated in phases so people most at risk get it first. More groups will be added as we get more doses. Find out who's eligible now.
Until most Albertans are protected, fully vaccinated people must still follow all health measures: no indoor gatherings, keep 2 metres apart, wear a mask in public, and stay home when sick.

Translated Resources 

Alberta Health Services has gathered COVID-19 resources available in the folowing languages:


OTHER RESOURCES 

  • 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.

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