hospitalization rates remain low with 43 people in hospital, four of whom are
in intensive care. In total, 6,106 Albertans have recovered from COVID-19. Two
more Albertans have died.
- 25 new cases bring the number of total active cases to
- Cases have been identified in all zones across the
- Calgary zone: 531 active cases and 4,170 recovered
- South zone: 71 active cases and 1,156 recovered
- Edmonton zone: 52 active cases and 462 recovered
- North zone: 21 active cases and 200 recovered
- Central zone: two active cases and 96 recovered
- Two active cases and 22 recovered cases in zones to be
- Additional information, including case totals, is online.
- To date, 645 cases have an unknown exposure.
- So far, 223,771 Albertans have been tested and labs
have performed 245,949 tests, with 3,168 tests completed in the last 24
- Deaths total 141: 103 in the Calgary zone; 16 in the
North zone; 13 in the Edmonton zone; eight in the South zone; and one in
the Central zone.
- There are 58 active cases and 651 recovered cases at
continuing care facilities; 106 facility residents have died.
businesses through relaunch
- Stage one of Alberta’s Relaunch
Strategy is underway.
- The Alberta
Biz Connect web page has health and safety guidelines for general
workplaces, and sector-specific guidelines for those able to open in stage
one of relaunch. Businesses are encouraged to check the page for new and
updated guidance documents.
- Businesses and locations can access a template on that
web page to help them plan how to protect employees and patrons from
- Completion of this template is voluntary.
- The next media availability with the chief medical
officer of health will be held on May 29.
- Situation reports continue to be distributed daily.
- 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 193,974 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 operate 24 hours a day, seven days a
week. The Canadian Mental Health Association has resources 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 that people fleeing family violence
apply in-person for an Emergency Protection Order (EPO) is 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 washing 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.
- Anyone showing symptoms of COVID-19, including cough,
fever, runny nose, sore throat or shortness of breath, is eligible for
testing. To access testing, complete the COVID-19 self-assessment
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
- The Alberta Connects Contact Centre (310-4455) is
available to Albertans Monday to Friday, from 8:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.