PCN COVID-19 Information and Patient Resources

(updated October 15, 2021)

Current COVID-19 vaccine information:

https://www.alberta.ca/covid19-vaccine.aspx

Every day, each of us can take small actions to help prevent spread of COVID-19. This includes:

  • Staying 2 metres apart when you can
  • Wearing a mask when in a public place
  • Practicing good hygiene: wash your hands, don’t touch your face, and cover coughs and sneezes
  • Monitoring your symptoms every day
  • If you feel sick, staying home, getting tested, and following mandatory isolation requirements while you wait for results.
  • Avoiding non-essential travel
  • Getting the flu shot to keep influenza cases low so our health workers can focus on the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Downloading and using the ABTraceTogether contact tracing app when out in public.  It has been updated and is directly integrated into Alberta’s contract tracing system, making it an effective tool for helping reduce the spread of COVID-19. 

Social gatherings:

Enhanced restrictions are in effect in our communities to limit the spread of COVID-19 and to bend the curve.

Learn more about enhanced measures here.

Mask use:

Masks are mandatory:

  • in all indoor public spaces, workplaces and places of worship, including eligible businesses that implement the Restriction Exemption Program
  • for employees in all indoor work settings, except while alone in the work station
  • for all students in Grade 4 and up, plus staff and teachers in all grades

Public health emergency:

Alberta declared a state of public health emergency. Public health restrictions are in effect to reduce spread and protect our health care system.

Businesses participating in the Restrictions Exemption Program will require patrons 12 and older to show proof of vaccination or negative test result.

 Learn more

Help from your Health Home (family doctor’s office):

  • Your family doctor, along with the rest of your health team, is available when you need them, for COVID-19 or any other health issue.
  • In addition to being well-versed in COVID-19, your health home team is familiar with your health and can provide medical support and follow-up after a diagnosis.
  • If you receive a positive COVID-19 test, let your health home know with a phone call.
  • If you do not have a family doctor, please check the PCN’s listing here.
  • Most family physicians and their teams offer virtual care visits by phone or video, when appropriate, and, they have specific steps they follow to take good care of you without ever stepping foot into a hospital.

For more information about supports and resources that are available in Medicine Hat as part of the COVID-19 response, please visit: https://www.medicinehat.ca/what-s-new/covid-19-community-resources .  For Brooks, please visit: https://www.brooks.ca/681/COVID-19-Support .

For up-to-date information regarding COVID-19 (coronavirus), visit ahs.ca/covid .

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