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Friday , 28 January 2022

New web resource helps Albertans manage COVID-19 symptoms at home

Alberta Health Services (AHS) has launched a comprehensive web resource to help Albertans manage mild COVID-19 symptoms at home.

The new web resource has information on what to do when you have symptoms of COVID-19, how to provide effective care at home for yourself or a family member, when to test for COVID-19, and how to manage prolonged COVID-19 symptoms.

“While much of the information has been available to Albertans throughout the pandemic, the new resource provides a one-stop guide to current and reliable information in one location,” AHS stated.

The site also features newly created videos with several local physicians who provide current information to help ensure Albertans know when to seek immediate medical attention and access care.

Following the rapid spread of the Omicron variant throughout the province and the exponential growth in COVID-19 cases, many Albertans calling Health Link 811 are unsure how to manage their symptoms, or if they need to seek care with a positive COVID-19 test result.

“While COVID-19 can cause serious illness, most people recover without special treatment,” AHS added. “Helping provide assurance to those who can manage their symptoms at home will ensure our resources are there for those who need immediate care.”

Albertans can visit the site at: ahs.ca/covidselfcare.

About Arthur C. Green

Arthur C. Green is an award winning journalist and is from Whitbourne Newfoundland. Green graduated from the CNA Journalism Program. Arthur also studied Business Marketing and Political Science at Memorial University in Essex England and St. John's Newfoundland. Green has worked for such organizations as CBC, CBC Radio, NTV, Saltwire, Great West Media, CKLB Radio, River Radio, Vista Radio, and Postmedia. He also loves Jiggs Dinner and can fillet a Codfish.