Coronavirus - What you need to know
For the most recent updates, please visit the Government of Alberta website https://www.alberta.ca/coronavirus-info-for-albertans.aspx.
Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses. Some cause respiratory illness in people, ranging from mild common colds to severe illnesses. Others cause illness in animals. Rarely, animal coronaviruses can infect people, and more rarely, these can then spread from person to person through close contact. Novel coronaviruses are new strains of the virus that have not been previously identified in humans.
Symptoms of COVID-19 are like those for influenza or other respiratory illnesses. They range from mild to severe and include:
• Difficulty breathing
The majority of cases have reported mild symptoms. Older adults and people with medical conditions such as high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, and lung disease are more likely to become seriously ill.
COVID-19 is believed to be spread mainly by coughing, sneezing, or direct contact with someone who is sick with COVID-19 or with surfaces they have recently touched.
To help protect you and your family against all respiratory illnesses, including flu and COVID-19, you should:
Referral and Information
Here is a list of government agency websites and local agencies phone numbers to refer to as we all navigate through the COVID-19 pandemic.
Canada.ca - information regarding employment insurance, sickness leave benefits, etc.
Albertahealthservices.ca - current information on the COVID-19 pandemic, Health Link 811 information, etc.
Ab.211.ca - free helpline that connects you to services and mental health professionals
Bon Accord Gibbons Food Bank: 780-923-2344 - please note that the food bank is volunteer ran and may not answer immediately
jessicamartelmemorialfoundation.com - women's emergency shelter
Seniors Without Walls: 780-395-2626 - great resource, games, interactions for seniors who are unable to leave their homes
alberta.ca/alberta-supports.aspx - emergency financial aid, disability information, seniors, children and youth information, etc.
Bon Accord FCSS Department: 780-921-3550 or firstname.lastname@example.org
novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) FAQs - revised March 22, 2020
Town of Bon Accord 5025 – 50th Avenue
Phone: 780 921 3550
Fax: 780 921 3585
Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Closed for lunch Noon – 12:30 pm daily
Closed on all statutory holidays