Novel Coronavirus Information
Alberta Health Services had provided an update on the novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), a new virus that causes respiratory illness. We know that staff and parents are concerned about this particular coronavirus, but it is important to remember that the current risk to Albertans is low.
There are no confirmed or probable cases of the 2019-nCoV in Alberta at this time. As this is an evolving situation, further updates can be found at Alberta Health and Alberta Health Services websites:
Based on evolving knowledge AHS, along with other provinces in Canada, is now recommending that individuals who have been in Hubei Province, China voluntarily self-isolate until 14 days have passed since they last visited Hubei province.
For persons who have been to mainland China (outside Hubei Province) in the past 14 days, AHS is recommending that individuals monitor themselves daily for symptoms such as fever or cough (with students getting help from their parents) for 14 days after their return.