Everyone working in the areas below are eligible for COVID-19 testing in Alberta to help prioritize groups at highest risk of local exposure and at-risk populations. This approach is consistent with testing happening across Canada. Use this online self-assessment tool to help determine whether you need to be tested or if you would like to be voluntarily tested.
Testing will be prioritized for individuals in the following roles:
You are already making a difference and saving lives. By using the self-assessment tool, you contribute to ensuring we all stay healthy and safe to serve Albertans during this time.
Testing will tell you whether you have COVID-19 at the time of your test, even if you are not showing symptoms. Testing will not tell you whether you have previously had COVID-19. It will also not tell you whether or not you have any immunity to COVID-19.
If your test result indicates that you do not have COVID-19, you must still practice physical distancing.
If you have questions about COVID-19 or novel coronavirus, please visit the following resources:
Do the right thing to stop the spread: Protect your loved ones by practicing physical distancing. We all have a role to play!
The COVID-19 test detects if the virus is in your nose or mouth.
It is important that you understand what it means if your COVID-19 test is positive.
By law, you must self-isolate for at least 10 days after the test, even if you do not have any symptoms.
If you get any symptoms, you must stay in self-isolation for 10 days after your symptoms appear.
Anyone who has been in close contact with you must also, by law, self-isolate for at least 14 days and watch for symptoms.
Very rarely, the COVID-19 test is falsely positive. This means you do not have the virus and you cannot pass it to anyone. There is no way to tell if a false positive result is wrong.
By taking the self-assessment and asking for a test, you are acknowledging that you understand the information above.
Attention Healthcare Workers:
Health Link and AHS Workplace Health and Safety (WHS) continue to experience high call volumes and wait times. There could be a delay in when you receive a call back. For more information, visit Guidance While Waiting for a Return Call.