Confederacy of Treaty Six First Nations        Ph: (780) 944-0334
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 COVID-19 RISKS & PREVENTION

Risks

Risk in Alberta is still being assessed as low at this time however this risk is anticipated to increase in the coming weeks.

Higher risk does apply to those who develop COVID-19 symptoms (fever, and/or cough or shortness of breath) and meet any of the below criteria:

  • Travelled to anywhere outside of Canada or;

  • Had close contact with a confirmed or probable case of COVID-19 or;

  • Had close contact with a person with acute respiratory illness who has travelled anywhere outside of Canada within 14 days of illness onset or;

  • Was exposed in a lab setting to biological material known to contain the COVID-19 virus

Risk of exposure

  • Community settings are at an elevated risk of exposure (dependent on location)

  • Healthcare workers who are treating patients of COVID-19 are at an elevated risk of exposure

  • Close contacts of those who have contracted COVID-19 are at an elevated risk of exposure

Risk of Severe Illness

COVID-19 has been showing that some people are at higher risk of getting very sick with this illness and they include

  • Elderly people

  • People with chronic medical conditions like:

    • heart disease

    • diabetes

    • lung disease

Vulnerable populations infographic

Risk Assessment Tools

Alberta Health Services Self Assessment Tool

Risk-informed decision making for mass gatherings during COVID-19 outbreak

Prevention

Protect yourself and your community by following the below recommended guidelines:

  • Wash your hands regularly and thoroughly (20 seconds minimum) with soap and water or use an alcohol based hand sanitizer if soap and water not available

  • Keep your self distanced from anyone who is coughing or sneezing. At least 1 metre distance is recommended but the more distance the better

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands

  • Cover your sneeze and cough! Cough or sneeze into your elbow or a tissue and then dispose of the tissue right away

  • Stay home if you feel unwell or if you have a fever and cough or shortness of breath

  • Clean and disinfect surfaces that are frequently touched

  • Stay informed of the situation by visiting our links page and monitor the spread 

  • REMEMBER THAT THIS IS NOT ABOUT CREATING FEAR, IT IS ABOUT PREVENTION! EVERYONE HAS A ROLE TO PLAY IN PROTECTING EACH OTHER AND STAYING HEALTHY.

Prevention for those who have recently travelled outside of Canada

  • Albertans who have travelled outside of the Country are recommended to self-isolate for 14 days upon return

  • If symptoms arise (cough, fever, trouble breathing), DO NOT go to an ER or clinic. Utilize the AHS self assessment tool for further instruction. Click here to launch.

  • They are also advised to follow the above noted guidelines