Alberta opens more shops in Calgary, Brooks amid COVID-19 recovery relaunch

Grant Boone
May 24, 2020

The services will resume at different times in different parts of the province, depending on how they have managed the COVID-19 pandemic, Shandro said.

In addition to the surgery and maternity reintroductions, the province announced Friday that - starting May 25 - voluntary testing will be available to the 27,000 residents and 44,000 staff members at long-term care and Level 4 designated supportive living facilities in Alberta.

The resumption follows an April 16 AHS announcement that maternity services at the two hospitals, including childbirth and inpatient obstetrical and neonatal care, would be consolidated to other Calgary hospitals to prepare for a potential spike in COVID-19 cases.

Data from Alberta Health Services updated Friday afternoon shows an additional two deaths, for a total of 134 across the province.

This map provides an overview of how COVID-19 has impacted the province of Alberta so far as of May 22, 2020.

Two more people have died as a result of COVID-19 in Alberta as the province reported 32 new cases Friday.

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According to Alberta Health Minister Tyler Shandro, the moves are possible because Alberta managed to flatten the curve of infections from the novel coronavirus.

Long-term care facilities continue to be concerning for Alberta's chief medical officer of health.

There is one active case each in Fort McMurray and outside the urban service area, along with 23 recovered cases in the region.

However, the hospitalization rates in Alberta remain low.

If you have symptoms, even mild, you are to self-isolate for 10 days from the onset of symptoms.

There is a 24-hour family violence information line at 310-1818 to get anonymous help in more than 170 languages, and Alberta's One Line for Sexual Violence is available at 1-866-403-8000, from 9 9 p.m.

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