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Update: COVID-19 outbreak in St. Paul long-term care said to be affecting over 50 residents and staff

Update: COVID-19 outbreak in St. Paul long-term care said to be affecting over 50 residents and staff

The Alberta NDP is calling on the UCP to address the growing COVID-19 outbreak in the Extendicare long-term care centre in St. Paul.
Alberta Health Services rescinds COVID-19 visitation policy

Alberta Health Services rescinds COVID-19 visitation policy

COVID-19 visitor restrictions that were currently in place at Alberta Health Services (AHS) facilities have officially been rescinded.
Albertans 18 and up can now get second COVID-19 booster

Albertans 18 and up can now get second COVID-19 booster

The government announced Tuesday it is expanding its eligibilty for a second COVID-19 booster to Albertans age 18 and up.
COVID-19 vaccines no longer condition of AHS employment

COVID-19 vaccines no longer condition of AHS employment

Alberta Health Services (AHS) has rescinded the Immunization of Workers for COVID-19 Policy, effective July 18.
Expanding Paxlovid accessibility

Expanding Paxlovid accessibility

Paxlovid available more widely to Albertans with COVID-19.
Alberta expands access to fourth vaccine doses

Alberta expands access to fourth vaccine doses

Alberta is expanding eligibility for fourth doses of COVID-19 vaccine and Paxlovid treatment to protect those most at risk from severe outcomes.
COVID-19: New data from province as Hinshaw takes stand in case challenging health orders

COVID-19: New data from province as Hinshaw takes stand in case challenging health orders

Dr. Deena Hinshaw was occupied with court testimony so Wednesday's regular update expected to take place Thursday.
Paxlovid to be available at more Alberta pharmacies

Paxlovid to be available at more Alberta pharmacies

Starting April 1, more pharmacies can supply COVID-19 antiviral medication to eligible Albertans.
BA.2 variant now the predominant COVID strain in Alberta: Hinshaw

BA.2 variant now the predominant COVID strain in Alberta: Hinshaw

Approximately 60 per cent of all COVID-19 cases identified through PCR testing in the province are the Omicron variant BA.2, Dr. Deena Hinshaw said Wednesday. However there is no evidence that it causes more severe outcomes, despite a higher transmission rate.
COVID-19 National Day of Observance this weekend

COVID-19 National Day of Observance this weekend

Two years after the pandemic started, national observances remember the toll COVID-19 has taken
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