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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A person speaks to a masked worker from Edmonton's Food Bank at an outdoor station
News

As inflation rises and pandemic supports ebb, food insecurity grows

Food insecurity is again on the rise in Edmonton, and now providers and people in need are without the government supports that helped them cope with demand during the pandemic.

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Brief

Podcast pick: Emergency Preparedness in Canada (EPIC) Podcast

The folks behind Emergency Preparedness in Canada (EPIC) Podcast believe that "disasters are everyone's business," an idea that may not have been as evident when the podcast started in 2016 but has become undeniable throughout more than two years of the COVID-19 pandemic and the ongoing extreme weather induced by climate change.

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Brief

COVID still causing trouble for arts scene

Edmonton's arts calendar came back to life with shows galore after the province lifted most public health restrictions on March 1, but COVID-19 is still wreaking havoc with events.

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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
 updated


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
 updated


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
 updated


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
 updated


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
 updated


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Latest statistics

Updated

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

For the latest updates on the COVID-19 pandemic, see edmonton.ca/covid19, alberta.ca/covid19, canada.ca/covid19, and the World Health Organization.