COVID-19 in Edmonton

Our community has questions about Edmonton's response to and experience of the pandemic. We're keeping a running list of answers, curated from reliable sources.

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Unused patio furniture piled up outside of a restaurant called DOSC on 104 Street.
business food

Post-pandemic patio rules lead to hiccups for some restaurants

With pandemic lockdown measures in the rearview, new rules for patios that obstruct public space have come into effect, causing headaches for some Edmonton business owners.

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The white-and-yellow facade of CO*LAB from across the street, under a sky of pink-flecked clouds
arts downtown

CO*LAB seeks funds to cover pandemic shortfall

After cancelling the 2023 edition of its flagship event due to financial woes, CO*LAB is looking to catch up on debt in order to move forward.

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A newspaper clipping with the headline "Five Deaths Friday Due to Influenza: Three in the Morning and Two in Afternoon — Total 369 Deaths in All Reported"
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A moment in history: Nov. 23, 1918

On this day 104 years ago, Edmonton was in the grips of a deadly influenza pandemic.

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Recent entries

What's it like to be a contact tracer?

Contract tracers are responsible for investigating and tracing COVID-19 positive cases.

 health, contact tracing, alberta
 published on Saturday, July 25, 2020

What are the rules for gyms in condominiums or apartment buildings?

Gyms reopened as of June 12, but a number of different protocols need to be followed.

 safety, health, community
 published on Monday, July 20, 2020

Can COVID-19 be spread from people to animals and vice versa?

Research is ongoing, but if you are sick or self-isolating, avoid close contact with pets.

 edmonton, health
 published on Thursday, July 16, 2020

Why is everything opening up if we have more cases than when the lockdown started?

Alberta succeeded in flattening the curve of infections, and the province wants to reopen its economy.

 economy, edmonton, health, community
 published on Thursday, July 16, 2020

What are some safe ways to go back to dating?

Be sure to keep your distance, and stay outside or online.

 community, dating
 published on Thursday, July 9, 2020

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Latest statistics


Edmonton zone
  • 36,165 cases
  • 379 deaths
  • 84,597 cases
  • 760 deaths
  • 481,630 cases
  • 13,799 deaths
  • 72,196,732 cases
  • 1,630,521 deaths

For the latest updates on the COVID-19 pandemic, see,,, and the World Health Organization.