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Important information for families from Alberta Health Services

Posted on December 15

Hello Families: 

Alberta Health Services (AHS) has launched an updated respiratory assessment tool to provide Albertans with guidance to manage a wide range of illnesses.

Respiratory Assessment Tool 

To access the updated tool, visit https://www.albertahealthservices.ca/topics/Page17058.aspx. Building off the COVID-19 online assessment tool, the respiratory assessment tool will help guide individuals to the best care options for their symptoms, including self-care at home, or seeking care through a walk-in clinic, family physician, or pharmacy for mild to moderate symptoms. 

Other Resources Available

Prevention is our best opportunity to keep everyone safe. AHS strongly encourages all Albertans to get immunized against influenza and COVID-19. They also encourage the following preventative measures: 

  • When you feel sick, stay home and away from family and friends.
  • Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for 20 seconds or use hand sanitizer. 
  • Cover cough and avoid touching eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Wear a well-fitting, high-quality mask in public spaces.
  • Rapid test kits for COVID-19 will continue to be available at participating pharmacies across the province. They can be found on the Alberta Blue Cross website https://www.alberta.ca/rapid-testing-at-home.aspx

Thank you for your continued support. Be safe and healthy during the holiday break.