COVID-19 Support Update #5

This is Update #4; Updates #1-4 can be found here , here, here and here

A. New Information

1. The Government of Alberta has launched a tracer app to help track and reduce the spread of COVID-19. Its purpose is to let you know if you've been exposed to COVID-19, OR  if you have exposed others. 

 Help Stop the Spread of COVID-19 in Alberta

Visit the website and watch the video on how it works here.

Additional information gathered by our team on this app will be appended at the bottom of this update, in case you are curious. 

2. Love in the Time of COVID-19 {community archive project}  

We are seeking submissions from Queen Alexandra and Allendale residents reflecting on these unusual times for a community banner. ALL forms of creative expression are welcome, including paintings, photographs, poetry, stories… etc. Kids, seniors, youth, students… everyone in the community is encouraged to share!

Full details on the League website

 

3. WindowArt Themes Edmonton-wide initiative

#YEGWindowArt Themes bit.ly/YEGWindowArt

 

4. Community Clean-up activities:

Clean Up Kit

  • If you want a city-placed garbage can somewhere, please call #311 and request.
  • Capital Community Clean-up program resumes this week but with modifications for COVID described here. If you want to partake please email [email protected]

5. Reminder that masks are available through [email protected]

Masks

And a big THANK YOU to the QA Covid-19 support team members who sew beautiful and effective face masks for community members.

6. Reminder that if you want any assistance with tasks - contact  [email protected]  

With safest wishes to you and your families,  

The QA Community COVID response team


SUPPLEMENTAL: Additional Information on the tracer App

ABTraceTogether - COVID- 19 Mobile app

The Government of Alberta has launched a tracer app to help track and reduce the spread of COVID-19. Its purpose is to let you know if you've been exposed to COVID-19, OR  if you have exposed others. 

Tracer apps are being used around the world to help slow down the spread of CIVID-19. Singapore, South Korea and Australia have similar apps, and European is developing an app,  but the Alberta version does not collect as much information, and asks users only for phone numbers not  names, ages and postal codes. 

  • The apps first priority is protecting your privacy.
  • The only information the app collects is your phone number. 
  • It does not need or use any other information. Your information is held for 21 days only. 

The phone does NOT track your location. It uses to blue tooth to trace how close your device has come into contact with other devices that have the app. This means that if you were near someone, within the last 21 days, that is COVID-19 positive, Alberta Health Services can use the app to send you a notification to let you know.

Visit the website and watch the video on how it works.

CBC Articles on the ABTraceTogerher mobile app.