hospitalization rates remain low with 65 people currently in hospital, nine of
whom are in intensive care. In total, 5,519 Albertans have recovered from
COVID-19. One more Albertan has died.
- 39 new cases have been reported, bringing the number of
total active cases to 1,036.
- Cases have been identified in all zones across the
- 836 active cases and 3,675 recovered cases in the
- 109 active cases and 1,093 recovered cases in the
- 58 active cases and 448 recovered cases in the
- 18 active cases and 196 recovered cases in the North
- 10 active cases and 88 recovered cases in the Central
- Five active cases and 19 recovered cases in zones yet
to be confirmed
- Additional information, including the total number of
cases, is reported online.
- There have been 641 cases to date with an unknown
- There have been 199,237 people tested for COVID-19 and
a total of 216,536 tests performed by the lab. In the last 24 hours, 3,458
tests have been completed.
- The total deaths are 128: 92 in the Calgary zone; 15 in
the North zone; 12 in the Edmonton zone; eight in the South zone; and one
in the Central zone.
- There are 93 active cases and 596 recovered cases at
continuing care facilities; 94 residents at these facilities have died.
Limits extended for
- Outside gatherings are now limited to a maximum
of 50 people.
- Physical distance of two metres must remain between
people from different households, and attendees must follow proper hygiene
- Attendees should not share food or drinks.
- Indoor gatherings are still limited to fewer than 15
people, except when otherwise identified in public health orders such as
workplaces, places of worship, and in restaurants.
businesses through relaunch
- Stage one of Alberta’s relaunch
strategy has begun.
- The Alberta
Biz Connect web page provides business owners with information on
health and safety guidelines for general workplaces and sector-specific
guidelines for those able to open in stage one of relaunch to ensure
businesses can reopen safely during the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Businesses and locations that are reopening can access
a template on that web page to help plan how employees and patrons will be
protected from the spread of infection.
- Completion of this template is voluntary.
- Media availabilities with the chief medical officer of
health will be held on May 19 and May 21.
- Situation reports will continue to be distributed
Alberta Connects hours
- The Alberta Connects Contact Centre (310-4455) has
resumed normal operating hours and is available to Albertans from Monday
to Friday, from 8:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
- The ABTraceTogether app will enhance current manual
contact tracing and capacity, and facilitate early detection to help
reduce the spread of the virus and better protect Albertans. It means
Albertans will be contacted more quickly if they are at risk.
- Use of the app is voluntary; users must opt in.
- The app does not track the user’s physical location and
does not use GPS. Protecting privacy is paramount; all contact data is
only on the user’s phone and is deleted after 21 days.
- Secure contact tracing is a cornerstone of
Strategy. More information on the app, including links to download it,
can be found online.
- The app currently has 176,964 registered users.
Mental health supports
- Confidential supports are available to help with mental
health concerns. The Mental Health Help Line at 1-877-303-2642 and the
Addiction Help Line at 1-866-332-2322 are available 24 hours a day, seven
days a week. The Canadian Mental Health Association has a variety of
resources available at mentalhealthweek.ca.
- The Kids Help Phone is available 24-7 and offers
professional counselling, information and referrals and volunteer-led,
text-based support to young people by texting CONNECT to 686868.
resources provide advice on handling stressful situations and ways to
talk with children.
- A 24-hour Family Violence Information Line is available
at 310-1818 to get anonymous help in more than 170 languages.
- Alberta’s One Line for Sexual Violence is available at
1-866-403-8000, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
- The requirement for in-person Emergency Protection
Order (EPO) applications for those fleeing family violence has been temporarily
suspended; provincial courts can now hear applications for EPOs via
- Information sheets and other resources on family
violence prevention are available at alberta.ca/COVID19.
- The most important measure Albertans can take to
prevent respiratory illnesses, including COVID-19, is to practise good
- This includes cleaning your hands regularly for at
least 20 seconds, avoiding touching your face, coughing or sneezing into
your elbow or sleeve, and disposing of tissues appropriately.
- Any individual exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19,
including cough, fever, runny nose, sore throat or shortness of breath, is
eligible for testing. People can access testing by completing the COVID-19
online. A separate self-assessment
tool is available for health-care and shelter workers, enforcement and
first responders. After completing the form, there is no need to call 811.
- Albertans are asked to share acts of kindness they have
experienced in their community during this difficult time by using the