COVID-19 Self-Assessment For Healthcare & Shelter Workers / Enforcement Personnel / First Responders

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.

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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 cancel or reschedule your appointment up to 24 hours prior to your appointment time.

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.

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:

  • Alberta.ca/COVID19 – Learn about COVID-19 and actions being taken to protect the health of Albertans
  • AHS.ca/COVID – 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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