All remaining mandatory public health restrictions were lifted on June 14 as the Omicron BA.2 wave subsides and COVID-19 hospitalizations continue to decline.
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Cases in Alberta
- 599,504 Total cases
- 1,661 Cases reported over 7 days
- 9,141,292 Vaccine doses as of August 15
- 818 In hospital
- 28 In intensive care*
- 4,721 Deaths
Updated August 17. Numbers are current as of end-of-day August 15. Case numbers are updated every Wednesday.
*ICU cases are a subset of those in hospital.
Paid vaccination leave
All working Albertans can access 3 hours of paid, job-protected leave to get each dose of the vaccine.
Mental health and addiction
The COVID-19 pandemic can have a significant impact on mental health.
Online resources are available if you need advice on handling stressful situations or ways to talk to children.
- Help in Tough Times (AHS)
- Mental health and coping with COVID-19 (CDC)
- Talking with children about COVID-19 (CDC)
- COVID-19 information for young kids and students (PDF, 122 KB)
If you need to talk, call the 24-hour help lines:
Family and sexual violence
If you or someone you know is at risk of family or sexual violence, help is available.
- Call our 24-hour Family Violence Info Line at 310-1818 to get anonymous help in over 170 languages.
Chat live online with the Family Violence Info Line for support in English (8 am to 8 pm)
- Alberta’s One Line for Sexual Violence can provide assistance in finding sexual assault support services (9 am to 9 pm daily):
Child neglect and abuse
Nearly one million Albertans act as caregivers for loved ones experiencing challenges related to illness, disability or aging. These caregivers need support too.
Pregnant people have a higher risk of severe illness from COVID-19 than for those who are not pregnant.
Infected pregnant people may also have a higher risk of adverse pregnancy outcomes, such as preterm birth, compared to those who are pregnant without COVID-19.
Because of this, pregnant people are encouraged to get the COVID-19 vaccine. There is no evidence vaccines are harmful when pregnant or breastfeeding.
- State of COVID-19 in Alberta: Minister Copping (June 29, 2022)
- Alberta to lift remaining health restrictions (June 13, 2022)
- Expanding Paxlovid accessibility (May 4, 2022)
- Alberta expands access to fourth vaccine dose (April 6, 2022)
- Paxlovid to be available at more Alberta pharmacies (March 30, 2022)
- Pop-up vaccine clinics to support Calgary families (March 9, 2022)
- All youth aged 12 to 17 now eligible for boosters (March 8, 2022)
- AHS mandatory vaccination policy lifted (March 8, 2022)
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