Public Health Mobile Unit to provide testing for residents of Mineville and surrounding communities
In response to the recent increase of potential COVID-19 public exposure notices in the Central Zone and the resulting increase in demand for testing, Public Health’s Mobile Health Unit will be in Mineville this coming week to offer additional testing in the area.
Testing people who show no symptoms of COVID-19 (asymptomatic testing) continues to be one of the main tools that has helped limit COVID-19 spread in Nova Scotia.
The Public Health Mobile Unit will be available for drop-in and pre-booked appointments at the Lake Echo Fellowship Baptist Church (17 Peter Ct, Mineville) Monday, May 31 and Tuesday, June 1 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Community members are encouraged to pre-book their testing appointments by completing the self-assessment online at https://www.nshealth.ca/coronavirustesting. If you don’t have access to the internet, call 811.
*Drop-in testing is based on capacity.
Important notes when visiting the mobile unit:
- Unless you have symptoms you do not need to self-isolate while you wait for your results, unless directly advised by Public Health to isolate.
- The testing method is standard PCR swab or Swish and Gargle for children and youth. Preparation is required for gargle testing. View instructions.
- Please bring your health card with you, if you have one.
- You may have to wait in line outside; please dress accordingly.
- Testing is free to everyone.
Public Health is encouraging all Nova Scotians to be tested regularly for COVID-19. If it has been over a week since your last test consider getting tested again. To book a COVID-19 test please visit https://covid-self-assessment.novascotia.ca/en or call 811.
Up to date information about COVID-19 is available at novascotia.ca/coronavirus
In addition to media releases, all potential exposure notifications are listed here: http://www.nshealth.ca/covid-exposures