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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'Innovative germ-killing biotechnology' rolling out at select Edmonton transit stations

The simple act of opening a bus station door can be anxiety-inducing during a pandemic. As a potential solution, Edmonton Transit Service (ETS) has entered a partnership with local startup Outbreaker Solutions Inc. to implement new antimicrobial push plates, made of compressed salt, on the doors of eight LRT stations and two transit centres in the city.

Friday, January 22, 2021

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Alberta researchers developing rapid test to track coronavirus variants in the province

Alberta scientists are developing a rapid screening test that will help track the genetic code of coronavirus variants across the province.

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

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A roundup of other headlines in Edmonton and Alberta.

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

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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.