Alberta changing eligibility for PCR tests; NDP Health Critic says ‘Albertans cannot trust the UCP as they continue to dodge their responsibility, and refuse to be forthcoming with critical public health information’
Alberta / covid 19

Alberta changing eligibility for PCR tests; NDP Health Critic says ‘Albertans cannot trust the UCP as they continue to dodge their responsibility, and refuse to be forthcoming with critical public health information’

News ReleaseChanges to COVID-19 testing eligibility Due to rising demand for PCR tests, Alberta is changing the eligibility for these tests to focus on those who most need them. Daily PCR testing volumes are beginning to exceed system capacity. Wait times for booking a PCR test are now approaching four days and turnaround time for … Continue reading

Early Childhood Services to Grade 12 students will return to classrooms on Jan. 10 in Alberta
Alberta

Early Childhood Services to Grade 12 students will return to classrooms on Jan. 10 in Alberta

News Release Students returning to in-person learning Jan. 10 To support their overall well-being, Early Childhood Services to Grade 12 students will return to classrooms on Jan. 10 with measures in place to continue learning safely. A new tool to address learning disruption for grades 4-9 students is also being introduced. Students will return to … Continue reading

City of Edmonton services remain top priority as Omicron cases climb
Edmonton

City of Edmonton services remain top priority as Omicron cases climb

Public Service Announcement City services remain top priority as Omicron cases climb Like other Edmonton employers, the City of Edmonton is concerned about the potential impact that the highly transmissible Omicron variant of COVID-19 will have on City employees and all Edmontonians. Due to increasing COVID-19 cases across City departments, minor adjustments are being considered … Continue reading

Winter break extended for K-12 students; Alberta’s NDP glad return to classes being delayed
Alberta / covid 19

Winter break extended for K-12 students; Alberta’s NDP glad return to classes being delayed

News ReleaseWinter break extended for K-12 students To support a successful return to school and provide additional planning time, the kindergarten to Grade 12 winter break will be extended provincewide to January 10. The extended break will give school authorities time to gather additional data to assess staffing implications and the potential operational impacts of … Continue reading

Philippines

Senator Bong Go urges Filipinos to stay united amid challenges

Senator Christopher “Bong” Go (Contributed photo) MANILA – As Christmas fills the air, Senator Christopher “Bong” Go called on Filipinos to strengthen the bayanihan spirit and continue cooperating with the government while expressing compassion for their compatriots. In his Christmas message, Go assured the public that the country will soon recover from the challenges posed by the … Continue reading

Alberta expands boosters, launches booster shot campaign
Alberta / covid 19

Alberta expands boosters, launches booster shot campaign

News Release Alberta expands boosters, launches booster shot campaign Alberta is opening COVID-19 vaccine boosters to all Albertans aged 18 and older while launching an ambitious booster shot campaign to protect Albertans from the rapidly spreading Omicron variant. Starting immediately, all Albertans aged 18 and older who received their second COVID-19 vaccine at least five … Continue reading