COVID-19 Information and Resources

COVID-19 Information and Resources

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The global spread of the novel and a significant source of anxiety for our members and for the public generally. UCCE members serve and interact with the public and in many cases work on the front line of Alberta’s food and services systems.

Health authorities have noted that immediate public measures in other countries have been shown to have slowed the spread of the virus and protect public health. Remaining calm and staying informed of current policies and updates is essential.

General Resources

There has been a lot of information circulating in the media and beyond concerning the global spread of COVID-19. We strongly urge members to rely upon primary and authoritative sources of information, particularly those from health professionals and organizations that specialize in matters concerning infection prevention and control.

Alberta Government Resources

Coronavirus (COVID-19) information for Albertans – Learn about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19)
Chief Medical Officer Updates – Learn about actions being taken to protect the health of Albertans.
Infection Prevention and Control – Learn how to prevent and control infections in your home, at work, at school or even in a hospital. Find resources for health professionals.

Alberta Health Services

811 Health Link is available 24 hours per day, seven days per week and is your best source of health information. Just dial 811 on your phone. Please note that 811 is experiencing very heading call volumes, so we encourage patience and calling outside busy hours.
We also strongly recommend using the Alberta government’s self-assessment tool.
Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Information and guidance from AHS
Frequently Asked Questions

Workers’ Compensation Board

News and announcements from the Workers’ Compensation Board
Fact Sheet for Workers – Important information WCB’s policy on whether workers who miss work due to COVID-19 infection and who may be entitled to compensation through WCB.
Fact Sheet for Employers

Federal Government Resources

Federal Government COVID-19 Information Site – Key information and updates from the Federal government covering travel and other concerns.
Employment Insurance Benefits information – How to apply and COVID-19 adjustments
Announcement from the Prime Minister’s Office – Federal government’s approach to COVID-19 Response, including waiving the one-week waiting period to receive EI benefits.