COVID-19 Self-Assessment For Healthcare Workers and School Teachers and/or School Staff

Use this self-assessment tool to help determine whether you need to be tested for COVID-19.

Change or Cancel Your COVID‑19 Test Appointment

If you have already scheduled an appointment for COVID-19 testing, please do not complete the self-assessment again before attending your test appointment. You can change or cancel your appointment up to 6 hours prior to your appointment time.

Individuals with COVID-19 symptoms who work in the following roles are eligible for COVID-19 testing in Alberta:

  • Healthcare workers;
  • School teachers and/or school staff;
  • Group home, disability support and shelter workers; 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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