Coronavirus: Community physicians concerned as Alberta government stops providing PPE

Community physicians say they were shocked by the Alberta government’s decision to stop distributing personal protective equipment (PPE) to them. “I don’t want to get sick. I’m like everyone else. I want to protect myself and my family. “I don’t…

Non-medical face masks for sale need to have a label

May 18 2020 7:26pm Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, many have come together to make masks — but for those selling them, they are required to have a label. Sarah Komadina explains why. ‘ }); } else { var rel_id…

Public mask program to start in Alberta at the end of the month: Kenney

The province’s non-medical mask program for Albertans will start at the end of May, according to the premier. On Wednesday, Premier Jason Kenney said that the public mask program, which was first announced last month, will see 40 million masks…

Lloydminster Hospital head links coronavirus spread to masking policy

The spread of the novel coronavirus at the Lloydminster Hospital could be connected to some health-care workers going unmasked months into the pandemic, the facility’s head said. Dr. Kevin Govender, site lead for the hospital, said the COVID-19 outbreak declared…

Coronavirus: 500,000 surgical masks arrive in Canada from Taiwan

A donation of 500,000 surgical masks needed by health-care workers on the front lines of the novel coronavirus pandemic has arrived in Canada from Taiwan. Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer posted a picture Tuesday of himself accepting the masks at the…

Coronavirus: 500,000 surgical masks donated to Canada from Taiwan

A donation of 500,000 surgical masks needed by health-care workers on the front lines of the novel coronavirus pandemic has been officially handed over to Canada from Taiwan. Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer posted a picture Tuesday of himself accepting the…

AHS collecting used N95 masks, may sterilize and reuse them

Alberta Health Services has started collecting N95 masks for the possibility of sterilizing and reusing them. AHS made the announcement that masks may be reused last Wednesday when the province’s modelling data was released. READ MORE: Coronavirus: Plane full of PPE…

Coronavirus: A closer look at Alberta’s relaunch strategy

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted April 8, 2020 4:13 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Albertans are expected to learn more details Wednesday afternoon about what Premier Jason Kenney calls…