COVID-19 Self-Assessment

Use this self-assessment tool to help determine whether you need to be tested for COVID-19 or if you would like to be voluntarily tested. You can complete this assessment for yourself or on behalf of someone else, if they are not able.

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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:

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.

You are legally required to self-isolate if:

  • you test positive for COVID-19.
  • you have a cough, fever, shortness of breath, runny nose, or sore throat that is not related to a pre-existing illness or health condition.
  • you have been in contact with someone known to have COVID-19.
  • you have travelled outside Canada within the last 14 days.

You do not have to self-isolate if:

  • you are awaiting asymptomatic test results.
  • you have no symptoms of illness.
  • you have symptoms of illness that are related to a pre-existing illness or health condition.
  • you have tested negative for COVID-19.
  • you have tested negative for COVID-19 and have a cough, fever, shortness of breath, runny nose, or sore throat that is not related to a pre-existing illness or health condition. We do always suggest you stay home when sick with any illness, until symptoms resolve; however, if your COVID test is negative, this is not legally required.

For complete isolation requirement details, including minimum isolation periods, please visit: https://www.alberta.ca/isolation.aspx

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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