As soon as you speak with Charmaine Chisholm her enthusiasm for her role at Nova Scotia Health is evident. She is passionate about standardization, approaching work from a provincial perspective, on-going quality improvement and supporting Nova Scotians to be healthier.
The Public Health Mobile Unit will be in Dartmouth today, Sept. 27, to offer free PCR testing for COVID-19 to all ages. This includes the swish and gargle test for ages 4 to 18.
Testing is available to anyone who is experiencing symptoms, has no symptoms (asymptomatic), has been to a potential exposure site, or is a close contact of a positive case of COVID-19.
Effective September 24, Public Health will begin once again contacting some close contacts by text, where that is an option. They will continue to reach out by phone to reach close contacts in some cases.
Victoria County Memorial Hospital in Baddeck and Sacred Heart Community Health Centre in Cheticamp are experiencing temporary telephone outages. The sites cannot receive or make calls. Nova Scotia Health is aware of the outages and is working to correct them.