COVID-19 Assessment Tool

Are you completing this assessment for a child/youth*?

*Child/youth refers to individuals under 18, as well as individuals attending high school who are 18 or older.

Are you experiencing any of the following:

  • severe difficulty breathing (e.g., struggling for each breath, speaking in single words)
  • severe chest pain
  • having a very hard time waking up
  • feeling confused
  • lost consciousness

Are you experiencing any of the following:

  • shortness of breath at rest
  • inability to lie down because of difficulty breathing
  • chronic health conditions that you are having difficulty managing because of your current respiratory illness

In the past 10 days, have you experienced any of the following:

  • fever
  • new onset of cough or worsening of chronic cough
  • new or worsening shortness of breath
  • new or worsening difficulty breathing
  • sore throat
  • runny nose

Do you have any of the following:

  • chills
  • painful swallowing
  • stuffy nose
  • headache
  • muscle or joint ache
  • feeling unwell, fatigue or severe exhaustion
  • nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or unexplained loss of appetite
  • loss of sense of smell or taste
  • conjunctivitis (pink eye)

In the past 14 days, did you return from travel outside of Canada?

Do you require testing for the purpose of outgoing travel?

Asymptomatic testing is now only available for specific Albertans. Do you require testing for the purpose of upcoming travel?

In the past 14 days, were you notified that you are connected to an outbreak OR that you are a close contact of a confirmed case of COVID-19 by:

  • AHS
  • Your employer
  • Someone who tested positive for COVID-19

Asymptomatic testing is now only available for specific Albertans. Do you require testing for the purpose of upcoming travel?

Is the child/youth experiencing any of the following:

  • severe difficulty breathing (e.g., struggling for each breath, speaking in single words)
  • severe chest pain
  • having a very hard time waking up
  • feeling confused
  • lost consciousness

Is the child/youth experiencing any of the following:

  • shortness of breath at rest
  • inability to lie down because of difficulty breathing
  • difficulty managing chronic health conditions because of current respiratory illness

In the past 10 days, has the child/youth had ANY of the following symptoms:

  • fever
  • cough
  • shortness of breath

In the past 10 days, has the child/youth experienced loss of sense of smell or taste?

In the past 24 hours, has the child/youth had ANY of the following:

  • chills
  • sore throat or painful swallowing
  • runny nose or congestion
  • feeling unwell or fatigued
  • nausea or vomiting or diarrhea
  • unexplained loss of appetite
  • muscle or joint aches
  • headache
  • conjunctivitis (pink eye)

In the past 24 hours, how many of the following has the child/youth had:

  • chills
  • sore throat or painful swallowing
  • runny nose or congestion
  • feeling unwell or fatigued
  • nausea or vomiting or diarrhea
  • unexplained loss of appetite
  • muscle or joint aches
  • headache
  • conjunctivitis (pink eye)

Has the child/youth had this symptom for more than 24 hours?

Has the symptom improved over the past 24 hours?

In the past 14 days, were you notified that the child/youth is connected to an outbreak OR that they are a close contact of a confirmed case of COVID-19 by:

  • AHS
  • The child/youth's school or childcare facility
  • Someone who tested positive for COVID-19

In the past 14 days, were you notified that the child/youth is connected to an outbreak OR that they are a close contact of a confirmed case of COVID-19 by:

  • AHS
  • The child/youth's school or childcare facility
  • Someone who tested positive for COVID-19

In the past 14 days did the child/youth return from travel outside of Canada?

Does the child/youth require testing for the purpose of outgoing travel?

In the past 14 days, were you notified that the child/youth is connected to an outbreak OR that they are a close contact of a confirmed case of COVID-19 by:

  • AHS
  • The child/youth's school or childcare facility
  • Someone who tested positive for COVID-19

Please call 911 or go directly to your nearest emergency department.

Please call 811 to speak with a nurse.

Because you may need to speak with a nurse about your symptoms, please call 811.

You must self-isolate. You do not need to be tested for COVID-19.

As of March 25, Albertans are legally required under public health order to self-isolate for 10 days from the onset of any COVID-19 symptoms which are not related to a pre-existing illness or health condition: cough, fever, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, runny nose or sore throat. If your symptoms resolve prior to the 10 days, you must continue to self-isolate because you may still be infectious.

  • Please do not visit a hospital, physician’s office, lab or healthcare facility without consulting Health Link (811) first.
  • Don't go to any public places.
  • Stay at home, and don’t have any visitors.
  • Don’t share personal items like dishes, utensils, and towels.
  • Wash your hands often.
  • Avoid close contact with other people, especially those with chronic conditions, a compromised immune system, or seniors (over 65 years of age).

Encourage members of your family to practice physical distancing.

If you have any other questions about COVID-19, please visit AHS.ca/COVID.

You are legally required to immediately self-isolate.

People of all ages who have returned from international travel in the last 14 days (except those enrolled in the Alberta International Border Pilot Project) are legally required to isolate for 14 days after arriving.

  • Please do not visit a hospital, physician’s office, lab or healthcare facility without consulting Health Link (811) first.
  • Don't go to any public places.
  • Stay at home, and don’t have any visitors.
  • Don’t share personal items like dishes, utensils, and towels.
  • Wash your hands often.
  • Avoid close contact with other people, especially those with chronic conditions, a compromised immune system, or seniors (over 65 years of age).
  • If you do develop any COVID-19 symptoms, take this self-assessment again.

Encourage members of your family to practice physical distancing.

If you have any other questions about COVID-19, please visit AHS.ca/COVID.

Take steps to protect yourself and others.

All Albertans have a responsibility to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. There are steps you can take to protect yourself and others.

  • Practice physical distancing. This is not the same as self-isolation. You do not need to remain indoors, but you do need to avoid being in close contact with people.
  • Practice good hygiene: wash hands often, cover coughs and sneezes, and avoid touching your face.
  • Monitor for COVID-19 symptoms: fever, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat or runny nose.
  • If you do develop any COVID-19 symptoms, stay home and take this self-assessment again.

If you have any other questions about COVID-19, please visit AHS.ca/COVID.

You must self-isolate. You do not need to be tested for COVID-19.

As of March 25, Albertans are legally required under public health order to self-isolate for:

  • 14 days after returning from travel outside of Canada or from the date of close contact with someone who is confirmed as having COVID-19
  • 10 days from the onset of any COVID-19 symptoms which are not related to a pre-existing illness or health condition: cough, fever, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, runny nose or sore throat. If your symptoms resolve prior to the 10 days, you must continue to self-isolate because you may still be infectious
  • Please do not visit a hospital, physician’s office, lab or healthcare facility without consulting Health Link (811) first.
  • Don't go to any public places.
  • Stay at home, and don’t have any visitors.
  • Don’t share personal items like dishes, utensils, and towels.
  • Wash your hands often.
  • Avoid close contact with other people, especially those with chronic conditions, a compromised immune system, or seniors (over 65 years of age).

Encourage members of your family to practice physical distancing.

If you have any other questions about COVID-19, please visit AHS.ca/COVID.

Take steps to protect yourself and others.

All Albertans have a responsibility to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Practice physical distancing and good hand hygiene. Monitor for COVID-19 symptoms: fever, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat or runny nose. If you develop any COVID-19 symptoms, stay home and take this self-assessment again.


Pre-travel COVID-19 tests are now available, for a fee, through private labs.

For a fee of $150 per test, travelers can be tested by appointment only and receive results that are valid within 72 hours of the arrival time at their destination. Tests must be booked at least 24 hours before departure.

DynaLIFE clients will be able to book an appointment at their nearest available location in Calgary, Edmonton, Lethbridge, Medicine Hat, Red Deer, Grande Prairie and Fort McMurray. You may have to travel outside your community to be tested, depending on testing centre availability and your departure time.

If you have questions or feedback regarding testing at DynaLIFE, please email covid19lab@dynalife.ca.

Book a test with DynaLIFE

If you proceed with this option, you will leave this website and be taken to the DynaLIFE website.

Please call 911 or take the child/youth directly to the nearest emergency department.

Please call 811 to speak with a nurse.

COVID-19 testing is not recommended at this time.

Please retake this assessment after 24 hours or if the child/youth develops other symptoms.

Do not bring the child/youth to visit a congregate living or acute care facility for 10 days from when symptoms started or until they go away (whichever is longer), unless they receive a negative COVID-19 test result and are feeling better.

COVID-19 testing is not recommended.

The child/youth can attend school/childcare and other public places once:

  • they feel well enough AND
  • it has been 24 hours since their symptom started.

All Albertans have a responsibility to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

  • Encourage physical distancing and good hand hygiene.
  • Monitor for COVID-19 symptoms: fever, cough, shortness of breath, loss of sense of smell or taste.
  • If the child/youth develops COVID-19 symptoms in the future, make sure they stay home and take this assessment again.

The child/youth is legally required to immediately isolate.

People of all ages who have returned from international travel in the last 14 days (except those enrolled in the Alberta International Border Pilot Project) are legally required to isolate for 14 days after arriving.

Please share these guidelines with the child/youth:

  • Do not visit a hospital, physician’s office, lab or healthcare facility without consulting Health Link (811) first.
  • Don't go to any public places.
  • Stay at home, and don’t have any visitors.
  • Don’t share personal items like dishes, utensils, and towels.
  • Wash your hands often.
  • Avoid close contact with other people, especially those with chronic conditions, a compromised immune system, or seniors (over 65 years of age).

If the child/youth does develop any COVID-19 symptoms, take this assessment again.

Ensure the child/youth is taking steps to protect themselves and others.

  • Encourage physical distancing and good hand hygiene.
  • Monitor for COVID-19 symptoms: fever, cough, shortness of breath, loss of sense of smell or taste.
  • If the child/youth does develop any COVID-19 symptoms, make sure they stay home and take this assessment again.

Pre-travel COVID-19 tests are now available, for a fee, through private labs.

For a fee of $150 per test, travelers can be tested by appointment only and receive results that are valid within 72 hours of the arrival time at their destination. Tests must be booked at least 24 hours before departure.

DynaLIFE clients will be able to book an appointment at their nearest available location in Calgary, Edmonton, Lethbridge, Medicine Hat, Red Deer, Grande Prairie and Fort McMurray. You may have to travel outside your community to be tested, depending on testing centre availability and your departure time.

If you have questions or feedback regarding testing at DynaLIFE, please email covid19lab@dynalife.ca.

Book a test with DynaLIFE

If you proceed with this option, you will leave this website and be taken to the DynaLIFE website.

Ensure the child/youth is taking steps to protect themselves and others.

All Albertans have a responsibility to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

  • Encourage physical distancing and good hand hygiene.
  • Monitor for COVID-19 symptoms: fever, cough, shortness of breath, loss of taste or smell.
  • If the child/youth does develop any COVID-19 symptoms, make sure they stay home and take this assessment again.