Hospitalization rates remain low
with 52 people in hospital, six of whom are in intensive care. In total, 6,283
Albertans have recovered from COVID-19. No additional deaths have been
Testing is now available to all Albertans, whether they have
COVID-19 symptoms or not.
- 18 new cases bring the number of total active cases to
- Cases have been identified in all zones across the
- Calgary zone: 440 active cases and 4,330 recovered
- South zone: 42 active cases and 1,184 recovered
- Edmonton zone: 69 active cases and 464 recovered
- North zone: 28 active cases and 202 recovered
- Central zone: two active cases and 95 recovered
- Three active cases and eight recovered cases in zones
to be confirmed
- Additional information, including case totals, is online.
- To date, 658 cases have an unknown exposure.
- So far, 235,415 Albertans have been tested and labs
have performed 260,365 tests, with 3,138 tests completed in the last 24
- Deaths total 143: 104 in the Calgary zone; 16 in the
North zone; 13 in the Edmonton zone; nine in the South zone; and one in
the Central zone.
- There are 61 active cases and 659 recovered cases at
continuing care facilities; 109 facility residents have died.
Testing to expand
- Testing is now available to any person without symptoms
who wants to be tested.
- Expanded testing will provide data to help trace the
spread of the virus so public health officials can identify steps to limit
the spread and determine how well public health measures are working. This
evidence informs decisions to move to the next stage in Alberta’s Relaunch
- For more information, visit COVID-19
testing in Alberta
- Starting in early June, Albertans can get four free
non-medical masks per person at all A&W, McDonald’s Canada and Tim
Hortons drive-thru locations in Alberta, while supplies last. No purchase
- Alternative arrangements are being made for communities
that don’t have easy access to a drive-thru location.
- More details are available online.
- While many sports activities remain prohibited during
stage one of relaunch, some are being allowed with appropriate safety
- Information has been posted online to offer
guidance on which sports are permitted, along with ways to limit risks.
- Local restrictions may also be in place in addition to
provincial public health orders.
businesses through relaunch
- Stage one of Alberta’s Relaunch
Strategy is underway. The first stage of relaunch will be fully active
in Calgary and Brooks on June 1, with day camps and places of worship
resuming services (within guidelines).
- 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 June 1.
- Situation reports continue to be distributed daily.
- The ABTraceTogether app enhances current manual contact
tracing and capacity, and facilitates 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 196,235 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.