In summary, things are mostly shut down for out-of-custody accused persons, and the courts are operating in a limited fashion. In custody matters are proceeding forward. However, things are constantly changing in response to the outbreak. It’s best to retain a lawyer to help you in this uncertain time. Here are the current updates:
Provincial Court of Alberta operations: https://www.albertacourts.ca/pc/resources/announcements/covid-19-pandemic-planning-for-the-scheduling-of-matters
Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta operations: https://www.albertacourts.ca/qb/resources/announcements/covid-19-extension-of-suspension-of-sittings
Communications with loved ones in the corrections are also difficult for the moment:
Effective immediately, the Correctional Services Division has temporarily suspended all in-person visits to Alberta provincial correctional facilities and young offender centres.