Public Health Mobile Unit providing COVID-19 testing at St. FX University this weekend
The Public Health Mobile Unit will be in Antigonish Friday, Saturday and Sunday to offer free PCR COVID-19 testing to all ages. The PCR swish and gargle test will be on site for ages 4 to 18.
Testing is free and 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.
The Public Health Mobile Unit will be available for booked appointments and drop-ins at the following location:
St. FX University – Keating Centre (1100 Convocation Blvd, Antigonish)
Friday, Dec. 10 from 2:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 11 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 12 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Rapid antigen take-home tests will be available for pick-up – supply limited.
To book a COVID-19 test, please visit https://covid-self-assessment.novascotia.ca/en or call 811.Drop-ins are based on capacity.
*Please note* With the recent increase in cases of COVID-19 in the community, as a precautionary measure, Nova Scotia Health will open the Antigonish COVID-19 Testing Centre to asymptomatic testing for community members who do not have symptoms. Antigonish COVID-19 Testing Centre (Antigonish Market Square, 149 Church Street, Unit 686) will be open Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. – walk-ins welcome at this time.
To see all of the upcoming Public Health Mobile Unit locations and the COVID-19 Testing Centres, visit: https://www.nshealth.ca/visit-covid-19-testing-site
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.
- Please bring your ID and health card if you have one.
- The testing method is standard PCR nasal swab or Swish and Gargle for children and youth. Preparation is required for gargle testing. View instructions.
- When testing is offered outside, please dress accordingly.
In addition to media releases, all potential exposure notifications are listed here: http://www.nshealth.ca/covid-exposures
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