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.
|Product type||Cost ($)|
|disinfectant (per ml)||0.02|
|disinfectant (per wipe)||0.17|
|hand sanitizer (per ml)||0.02|
|procedural masks (not N95)||1.29|
For information on existing PPE requests:
- contact the POC at: firstname.lastname@example.org or check the status of your order online
- email AHS at: email@example.com
Visit COVID-19 info for Albertans for further information and guidance.
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:
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.
- Emergency Management Act
- Government Emergency Management Regulation
- Disaster Recovery Regulation
- Local Authority Emergency Management Regulation
- Municipal Wildfire Assistance Guidelines
- Alberta Homeowner, Tenant and Small Business Disaster Assistance Guidelines (2020)
Includes applicant information for:
- residential tenants
- agriculture and farming operations
- not-for-profit and cooperatives
- Alberta Public Sector Disaster Assistance Guidelines (2020)
- 2017 Kenow Fire Report
- 2016 Wood Buffalo Wildfire Report
- Review and Analysis of the Response to and Recovery from 2013 Floods
- Disaster Recovery Program Review
- Disaster Recovery Program Review Recommendations and Actions Taken (PDF, 139 KB)
- Lesser Slave Lake Wildfire Report
- Lesser Slave Lake Wildfire Report Recommendations (PDF, 69 KB)
- Lesser Slave Lake Wildfire Actions Taken (PDF, 54 KB)
Emergency Preparedness Week: Annually, first full week of May
For more information, see the Emergency Preparedness Week website.
For the latest Alberta Government news releases, visit news.
Connect with the Alberta Emergency Management Agency:
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):
Alberta Emergency Management Agency Recovery Branch
5th Floor, Terrace Building
9515 107 Street NW
Edmonton, Alberta T5K 2C1