What Is COVID-19?

FAQs from Alberta Health Services

On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization declared that the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak is now a pandemic. For up-to-date information about COVID-19, please visit the Alberta Health Services website at:

ahs.ca/covid

The symptoms of COVID-19 can be:

  • fever
  • dry cough
  • cold-like symptoms
  • influenza-like symptoms
  • extreme tiredness

What you Can Do

To help protect yourself and your family:

  • Use good hygiene practices such as frequent handwashing with soap and water
  • Use hand sanitizer that is 60% alcohol-based if soap and water are not available
  • Stay at home and away from others if you are feeling ill
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue
  • Avoid large gatherings
  • Contact 811 Health Link if you have questions or concerns about your health, especially if you have travelled outside of Canada
  • Travel outside of Canada is not recommended at this time