Coronavirus: Could Alberta use smartphone apps to track patients, enforce quarantine?

Alberta’s premier outlined Tuesday what the province’s COVID-19 peak and recovery could look like. Jason Kenney also spoke about his government’s plans to roll out its “Relaunch Strategy” once COVID-19 peaks in the province. READ MORE: ‘Probable’ Alberta COVID-19 model…

2 Edmonton Police Service employees have now tested positive for COVID-19

The Edmonton Police Service confirmed Thursday that a second employee has tested positive for COVID-19. An EPS spokesperson told Global News the second confirmed case involves “a civilian member” and that this marks EPS’ “first case of the virus acquired…

Health officials to update Alberta COVID-19 situation Wednesday afternoon

Posted April 1, 2020 2:11 pm Updated April 1, 2020 2:21 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Alberta’s chief medical officer of health will be joined by other officials at 3:30…

Alberta health officials to provide update on COVID-19 Tuesday afternoon

Alberta’s top doctor will be joined by other officials Tuesday afternoon for the daily update on the province’s COVID-19 situation and response. READ MORE: Live updates: Coronavirus in Canada Dr. Deena Hinshaw is scheduled to speak at 3:30 p.m. at…

‘The help is really useless’ : Albertans frustrated by overwhelmed isolation benefit program

As of Monday afternoon, 29,000 Albertans have successfully applied for the province’s isolation support benefit, meant to tide people over until federal financial aid kicks in — but many others say they have been unable to get through. John Michael…

Following travel uncertainty and the risk of contracting COVID-19, Edmonton couple is finally home and in self-isolation

It was only earlier this week that Theresa and Len Rud were desperate to fly out of Mexico after their flight was cancelled. After facing a few hurdles including the possibility of a packed airport, the pair is finally back…

Alberta health officials to provide update on COVID-19 cases, response Friday afternoon

Posted March 27, 2020 2:52 pm Updated March 27, 2020 2:53 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ At 3:30 p.m. Friday, chief medical officer of health, Dr. Deena Hinshaw, will be…

Co-parenting in the COVID-19 crisis

Lisa and Spencer Rufiange are navigating the COVID-19 pandemic as a team. They are separated but remain close as co-parents of their 10-year-old daughter, Madison. Related News “I’ve often joked — half joked — that he’s a better father than…

Alberta chief medical officer of health to provide update on COVID-19 Thursday afternoon

Dr. Deena Hinshaw, Alberta’s chief medical officer of health, is scheduled to provide an update on the province’s current situation regarding the novel coronavirus as well as its public health response. Hinshaw has been holding daily news conferences to provide…

Coronavirus: How Edmonton seniors are coping with self-isolation

Self-isolation is hard on everybody, but for seniors it can be especially lonely. Seniors’ facilities in Edmonton are working on ways to help residents through quarantine. “One site does hula dancing at the doorway, and (one woman) just had her…