Alberta to hear update on COVID-19 response Friday, including more asymptomatic testing

Posted May 29, 2020 12:59 pm Updated May 29, 2020 1:09 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Albertans will learn more about expanded testing measures at Friday afternoon’s COVID-19 response update.…

Coronavirus: Children’s services minister says Alberta preschools can reopen June 1

Two weeks into Phase 1 of Alberta’s relaunch strategy, Children’s Services Minister Rebecca Schulz told Global News that preschools in the province will once again be allowed to open their doors on Monday if they follow certain guidelines. “We’ve been…

Coronavirus: Alberta looking at whether gyms could open earlier than planned

Alberta’s Chief Medical Officer of Health said the province is considering reopening gyms sooner than originally planned. Dr. Deena Hinshaw talked about the possibility during a Facebook live town hall with Premier Jason Kenney and other ministers on Wednesday. “We’ve…

Kenney has ‘no intention’ of making COVID-19 vaccine mandatory if one becomes available

The Alberta government has no plans to make inoculation mandatory if or when an approved COVID-19 vaccine becomes available, Premier Jason Kenney said Wednesday night. The premier made the comment while answering questions during a Facebook livestream for which he…

Alberta health officials to update COVID-19 situation Tuesday afternoon

Posted May 19, 2020 12:50 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Alberta’s chief medical officer of health and other health officials are scheduled to provide an update Tuesday afternoon on the…

Alberta’s regional relaunch prompts some Calgarians to travel north for haircuts

Clayten Willington is a barber. He never dreamed he’d have to ask his customers for identification, but he’s now seriously considering it. “We have seen customers just kind of grease their way in from Calgary,” says Willington, who owns Red…

Alberta’s chief medical officer of health to provide COVID-19 update on Wednesday

On Wednesday afternoon, Alberta’s chief medical officer of health will provide an update on the COVID-19 situation in the province. Dr. Deena Hinshaw is scheduled to speak at 3:30 p.m. That update will be streamed live in this story. On…

Dr. Deena Hinshaw to update COVID-19 situation in Alberta Monday afternoon

Posted May 4, 2020 1:21 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Alberta’s chief medical officer of health is set to give her daily update on the state of COVID-19 in the…

Coronavirus: Alberta phased relaunch strategy will see some restrictions eased Friday

The provincial government released details of its relaunch strategy Thursday in regards to a plan to re-open some medical services, parks, golf courses and businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic. It is a phased approach, with the start date of each…

Jason Kenney, Deena Hinshaw to update Alberta’s COVID-19 response and relaunch plans Thursday afternoon

On Thursday afternoon, Alberta Premier Jason Kenney and chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw will provide an update on COVID-19 in the province. The news conference is scheduled to start at 3:30 p.m. and will be livestreamed live…