Alberta health officials investigating 2 workplace outbreaks of P1 coronavirus variant

Alberta public health officials are investigating two workplace outbreaks of the P1 variant of the coronavirus first detected in Brazil, Dr. Deena Hinshaw said Monday.One outbreak involves three work sites in the North and Central zones, while a separate one...

Next few weeks are critical in preventing a 3rd wave of COVID-19, Hinshaw says

Indoor social gatherings, absence of precautions and a growing number of variants are a problematic combination, says Alberta's chief medical officer of health View original article here Source

Doctors who contracted COVID-19 at a bonspiel dug into how they got it. Here’s what they found

A new study of one of Alberta's first COVID-19 superspreader events — a bonspiel last March attended by doctors from across Western Canada — suggests that most of the transmission occurred off the ice as curlers gathered to socialize and dine...

Death of Red Deer man linked to COVID-19 outbreak at meat plant, says Alberta Health

Alberta Health is linking the death of man in his 30s to a COVID-19 outbreak at a Red Deer slaughterhouse, which was first declared months ago.The man died on Jan. 28. Alberta Health, which reported his death last week, said there...

Quarantine extended up to 24 days for contacts of COVID-19 variant cases, top doc says

Alberta has changed self-isolation rules for those infected with variants of COVID-19, and in some cases people may end up in quarantine for up to 24 days, says the province's top public health doctor.The province has now found 50 cases of the...