"We encourage patients, family and friends to maintain contact virtually rather than in-person. Thank you for your continued patience and cooperation as we protect patients, families, staff, and physicians and work to ensure our sites remain safe for all Albertans"
Alberta Health Services says due to surging COVID-19 case counts and hospitalizations, visitors will be limited in the province’s medical centres.
Starting Monday, only one person is allowed to accompany anyone admitted to the ER, while only two immediate family members will be allowed in end-of-life situations.
“Seniors, minors and patients with mobility and/or cognitive challenges should be given priority to have their designated support person remain with them in-person,” said AHS.
Meanwhile, many Albertans are experiencing long wait times as they log onto My Health Records to print their COVID-19 immunization card.
While previously stating the cards would be available September 16th, the province has rolled that date back to September 19th after the website was overloaded. Your asked to wait until after peak times to log on.
To get your proof of COVID-19 Vaccination card, you will need to first have a MyAlberta Digital ID.
The province announced Wednesday the need for the immunization record to access indoor services such as restaurants and bars beginning September 20, 2021. Alternatively, an unvaccinated vaccine eligible individual will be required to provide a negative privately paid for COVID-19 test within the previous 72 hours to access businesses events that are using the restrictions exemption program.