Alberta to remove most COVID-19 isolation, testing requirements by mid-August – CBC

Changes will occur in two-phases: Phase 1 starts Thursday, Phase 2 on Aug. 16

Jul 28, 2021

Albertans who test positive for COVID-19 will no longer be required to enter isolation starting in less than three weeks, the province’s chief medical officer of health said Wednesday.

While a recent rise in COVID-19 cases has caused some anxiety, increasing vaccination rates are limiting the threat of severe outcomes and strains on the health-care system, Dr. Deena Hinshaw said during a news conference.

As a result, the province will start making COVID-19 protocols similar to those of the flu and other communicable diseases.

“When we first heard of COVID-19, we knew little of the virus and we had no treatments and no vaccines.… Today, we are in a very different place,” said Hinshaw.

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/alberta-covid-requirements-1.6121002

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