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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Jenesia sings, wearing a fuzzy coat

Winterruption YEG postponed as COVID-19 cases rise

Winterruption YEG, a winter music festival scheduled to run Jan. 27 to 30, has been postponed as COVID-19 cases in Alberta hit record highs.

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Dr. John Lewis stands at a podium

Entos Pharmaceuticals secures partial funding for commercial manufacturing facility in Edmonton

The provincial government has committed $15.5 million in funding to Entos Pharmaceuticals to establish a new commercial manufacturing facility in Edmonton, which would produce vaccines as well as future genetic medicines. Now it's "a dance" to secure the rest of the funding needed.

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Newspaper clipping headlined: Future of Royal Alexandra Hospital Might be in Hands of University Says Ald. Malone

A moment in history: Oct. 28, 1922

Ninety years ago today, a newspaper reported a city leader's wish to go slow on expanding the Royal Alexandra Hospital. But the Alex has continued to grow and grow to meet Edmonton's health-care needs

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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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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

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