Changes due to COVID-19

Personal protective equipment

The Government of Alberta is procuring and distributing personal protective equipment (PPE) during this time of increased global demand for these products and equipment.

Currently, Alberta has adequate stocks of PPE thanks to pre-pandemic planning and ongoing efforts to secure supplies that continue to arrive. However, the COVID-19 pandemic is an unprecedented event with an unknown duration and we cannot take our PPE supplies for granted.

Health-care organizations can contact the AHS PPE taskforce for further information and requests.

The Government of Alberta is working to provide PPE to Alberta’s critical service providers who are at the highest risk of exposure to COVID-19. Municipalities, essential service providers, emergency service providers, non-government community and social service organizations can contact the Provincial Operations Centre (POC) for PPE.

As of July 1, 2020, businesses and non-Alberta Health Services (AHS) organizations will be required to access PPE directly through suppliers. Information on PPE suppliers is available on Alberta Biz Connect to help organizations and businesses source their own PPE supply.

Starting May 25, 2020, organizations and businesses that have previously received PPE from the POC, or have submitted a request, can continue accessing PPE supplies, subject to availability and for a fee, until June 30, 2020. Requests that have been received and are in the process of being fulfilled may be subject to fees. Prices are listed in the table below. This timing will help support these groups as they transition to other PPE suppliers.

PPE pricing

Prices are based on the average market prices as of mid-May 2020. Prices are subject to change as of July 1, 2020.
Product type Cost ($)
disinfectant (per ml) 0.02
disinfectant (per wipe) 0.17
disposable coveralls 6.81
face shields 7.86
gloves 0.12
hand sanitizer (per ml) 0.02
KN95 masks 3.82
N95 masks 5.34
procedural masks (not N95) 1.29
safety goggles 2.49
thermometers 112.83

For information on existing PPE requests:

Visit COVID-19 info for Albertans for further information and guidance.

About us

The Alberta Emergency Management Agency (AEMA), under the authority of the Emergency Management Act, leads the coordination and co-operation of all organizations involved in emergencies and disasters. This includes emergency and disaster:

  • prevention
  • preparedness
  • response
  • recovery

Our agency also works to ensure vital public services, such as government services and first responders, are available during a crisis.

To connect with one of our regional offices, visit AEMA regional offices.

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Events

Emergency Preparedness Week: Annually, first full week of May

For more information, see the Emergency Preparedness Week website.

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Contact

Connect with the Alberta Emergency Management Agency:

Hours: 8:15 am to 4:30 pm (open Monday to Friday, closed statutory holidays)
Phone: 780-422-9000
Toll free: 310-0000 before the phone number (in Alberta)
Email: aema.training@gov.ab.ca

Address:
Alberta Emergency Management Agency
14515 122 Ave NW
Edmonton, Alberta  T5L 2W4

Connect with one of our regional offices, visit AEMA regional offices.

Connect with the Disaster Recovery Program (DRP):

Hours: 8:15 am to 4:30 pm (open Monday to Friday, closed statutory holidays)
Phone: 1-888-671-1111
Email: drp.info@gov.ab.ca

Address:
Alberta Emergency Management Agency Recovery Branch
5th Floor, Terrace Building
9515 107 Street NW
Edmonton, Alberta  T5K 2C1