COVID-19 Self-Assessment for Healthcare and Shelter Workers / Enforcement Personnel / First Responders

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:

  • Healthcare workers;
  • Group home, disability support and shelter workers;
  • First responders, including Firefighters and EMS;
  • Those involved in COVID-19 enforcement, including Police, Peace Officers, Bylaw Officers, Environmental Health Officers, and Fish and Wildlife Officers; and,
  • Correctional facility staff, working in either a provincial or federal facility.

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:

  • – Learn about COVID-19 and actions being taken to protect the health of Albertans
  • – Information for Albertans and Health Professionals

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.

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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.


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