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Albertans encouraged to manage COVID-19 symptoms at home with new web resource

One-stop website resource aims to alleviate worry for those with mild COVID-19 symptoms, and keep hospital emergency rooms clear for those with more severe symptoms and illness.
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Battling Omicron at home: AHS launches a new web resource to manage COVID-19 symptoms at home. Photo: Metro Creative Connection

Alberta Health Services (AHS) has launched a web resource to help Albertans manage mild COVID-19 symptoms at home.

In a statement, AHS said the new web resource has information on what to do when you have symptoms of COVID-19, how to provide effective care at home for yourself or a family member, when to test for COVID-19, and how to manage prolonged COVID-19 symptoms.

While acknowledging much of the information has been available to Albertans throughout the pandemic, AHS said the new resource provides a one-stop guide to current and reliable information in one location.

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The site also features newly created videos with several local physicians who provide current information to help ensure Albertans know when to seek immediate medical attention and access care.

Following the rapid spread of the Omicron variant throughout the province and the exponential growth in COVID-19 cases, many Albertans calling Health Link 811 are unsure how to manage their symptoms, or if they need to seek care with a positive COVID-19 test result, said AHS.

Albertans can visit the site at: ahs.ca/covidselfcare