Alberta will offer asymptomatic COVID-19 testing at community pharmacies, making it easier for Albertans to access testing and help stop the spread. A limited number of community pharmacies will begin to offer testing to Albertans without symptoms and no known exposure to COVID-19. This is in
Strong testing data shows active COVID-19 cases in Alberta are lower than expected, meaning stage two of the relaunch strategy can safely begin on June 12, a week sooner than expected. Learn more here: STAGE TWO OF RELAUNCH
Government’s relaunch strategy includes providing free non-medical masks to Albertans who need them. A&W, McDonald’s Restaurants of Canada Ltd. and Tim Hortons are partnering with the Alberta government to distribute non-medical masks at no cost through their drive-thru locations across the province
A new advice line set up to help Albertans with physical disabilities and injuries connect with rehabilitation advice during the pandemic is believed to be the first of its kind in Canada. As restrictions were put in place to control the spread of COVID-19, many people became increasingly isolated
The Honourable Joyce Murray, Minister of Digital Government, announced a web-based benefits finder tool, “Find financial help during COVID-19”, on canada.ca/coronavirusbenefits, to help people living in Canada determine which government benefits programs best meet their needs.
The Honourable Maryam Monsef, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Rural Economic Development, announced that federal funding has been disbursed to over 500 women’s shelters and sexual assault centres from coast to coast to coast.
The Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, announced that charities and non-profit organizations requiring financial assistance to address the pandemic, can apply for funding as of May 19, 2020.
The Honourable Diane Lebouthillier, Minister of National Revenue is announcing that benefit payments will continue for an additional three months for those who are not able to file their 2019 returns on time.