Covid-19

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Chandos Construction workers
News

More Edmonton employers require proof-of-vaccination from workers

A growing number of Edmonton employers are warning workers they must get vaccinated against COVID-19 to remain on the payroll, while other businesses are struggling with how to deal with unvaccinated staff.

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A photo of plasma bags.
News

Clinical trial finds convalescent plasma ineffective in treating COVID-19

An international study led by Canadian researchers, including the University of Alberta's Susan Nahirniak, has found that blood transfusions from patients who recovered from COVID-19 are not an effective treatment for the virus.

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Proof-of-vaccination in Alberta.
News

Most Edmonton region municipalities opt-in to proof-of-vaccination program

All but two municipalities that are part of the Edmonton Metropolitan Region Board have opted-in to the province's Restrictions Exemption Program (REP), which came into effect Sept. 20.

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Bundok
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Restrictions Exemption Program now in effect in restaurants

The provincial government introduced additional public health measures last week in an attempt to curb rising COVID-19 rates, including the Restrictions Exemption Program (REP) that applies to all restaurants and bars, effective Sept. 20.

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A chart depicting COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in Edmonton.
Brief

Announcement of optional passport system spurs uptick in COVID-19 vaccinations

Alberta's vaccine passport system didn't come into effect until Sept. 20, but the Edmonton health zone already experienced a spike in vaccinations the day after the program was announced, according to data from Alberta Health Services.

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Katherine Semchuk performs in Salvage.
News

Salvaging the season: Moving forward amidst new COVID-19 restrictions

The provincial government declared a state of public health emergency on Sept. 15 and announced new COVID-19 restrictions, including measures that apply to indoor gatherings, entertainment venues, and performance activities.

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A picture of drinks at Fleisch Delikatessen.
News

Alberta provides no timeline on digital vaccine card, amid calls to implement passport system

The provincial government, facing pressure from businesses to implement a vaccine passport system, promised again that it is working to make it easier for Albertans to provide their vaccination status.

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A picture of three vaccine vials.
News

Entos Pharmaceuticals set to begin Phase 2 trial for its COVID-19 vaccine

Entos Pharmaceuticals is one step closer to manufacturing its DNA-based COVID-19 vaccine after the company was granted approval to begin a Phase 2 clinical trial in South Africa.

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A student working in a classroom.
News

Divisions differ on mask requirements as new school year starts

Classes are about to begin across the Edmonton region and school divisions are taking different approaches in their efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19, including whether students and staff will be required to wear masks.

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