Your health and well-being

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Helpful supports for your well-being

Steps you should take to protect yourself and others

Public concern over the novel coronavirus provides an opportunity to remind the public to practice personal hygiene that includes:

If you want to get tested:

All Albertans are now eligible for COVID-19 testing, whether experiencing symptoms or not. Offered by appointment and free-of-charge at Alberta Health Services assessment centre locations around the province, testing is easily booked online by visiting ahs.ca/covid. If internet is not available, call 811, and 811 staff will book a test appointment for you.

Physical distancing is critical to help stop the spread of COVID-19

Embrace your inner cat

Community builders in a time of isolation

Join the millions of people around the world who are choosing to spread a little bit of joy and seeking to amplify the connections that are happening, in neighbourhoods and communities, despite the distance we find between ourselves these days. 

We are watching as community members share acts of kindness, generosity and ways to connect – amidst this crisis. Let’s showcase the stories of just some of the people in our community who have done community-minded acts. 

Check the inspiring stories in the COVID-19 Blog:  
Community-builders in a time of isolation

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You've been jingled!

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This holiday season, we can find new and creative ways to support one another and share holiday cheer all while keeping our distance to stop the spread of COVID-19. Do you know someone who is isolated or lonely, or who could use a friendly 'Jingle' in this challenging time? 

How to Jingle someone:

  1. Plan to secretly leave a small gift or perform an act of kindness for someone in our community to brighten their day!
  2. Print or scan a copy of this poster (8.5x11): You've Been Jingled! (614.3 KB)

  3. Leave a copy of the 'You've Been Jingled' poster along with your gift so the recipient of your good deed can place 'We've Been Jingled!' in their window.
  4. Passing it on: the message on the poster invites recipients to consider Jingling someone else by leaving a small gift or performing an act of kindness.

Jingle all the ways - gift and kindness ideas

  • act of service such as shovelling a neighbour’s walk or delivering groceries
  • gift cards purchased from local businesses
  • set up a virtual visit or event for someone isolated at home such as baking or crafting together
  • offer a virtual opportunity to learn a new skill such as online art, fitness or music classes - choose local artists, programs and services whenever possible

Get social!

Share acts of kindness - given or received - with #SCjingled.


Offers of help

Businesses or community members looking to donate funds or materials can learn more from the Government of Alberta’s website.  

The Alberta Emergency Management Agency Unsolicited Offers Program has been set up in response to growing offers of generosity from individuals and organizations to help with the challenges many Albertans are facing due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Those wanting to help can go to alberta.ca/BitsandPieces for more information.

Volunteering in Strathcona County

Volunteer Strathcona is coordinating volunteers to help during COVID-19.

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Last updated: Friday, December 18, 2020
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