New resource helps manage symptoms at home

By Rob Vogt, Local Press Writer
There is a resource now available to help Albertans manage the symptoms of COVID-19 at home.
Alberta Health Services announced on Jan. 6 it 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.
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.
Alberta Health Services said 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.
Helping provide assurance to those who can manage their symptoms at home will ensure resources are there for those who need immediate care.
Albertans can visit the site at