Your health and well-being
Helpful supports for your well-being
- If you need immediate help to cope with this situation, please access crisis support services.
- Anyone concerned about finances, groceries, stress, family relationships, and their ability to cope can call 780-464-4044. Family and Community Services is here by phone for support and resources.
Hours of operation and helpful information for your well-being
- Alberta Health Services also has supports in place to help you.
- Let's take care of ourselves and others. Here are some fun ideas and helpful tips to stay active and healthy at home.
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:
- Wash or sanitize your hands often and well
- Avoid touching your face, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick
- Clean and disinfect surfaces that are frequently touched
- Stay at home and away from others if you are feeling ill
- When sick, cover your cough and sneezes and then wash your hands
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
You've been jingled!
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:
- Plan to secretly leave a small gift or perform an act of kindness for someone in our community to brighten their day!
Print or scan a copy of this poster (8.5x11): You've Been Jingled! (614.3 KB)
- 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.
- 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
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.