Update on COVID-19 testing options available in Northern Zone

COVID-19 testing options continue to be updated in Northern Zone. Testing people who show no symptoms of COVID-19 (asymptomatic testing) continues to be one of the main tools that helps limit COVID-19 spread. Getting a regular test and following public health guidelines will help efforts to contain the virus.

Effective Tuesday, June 15, the new temporary testing locations in Northern Zone are:

Lillian Fraser Memorial Hospital, 110 Blair Ave., Tatamagouche
- Starting June 18, will operate every second week until the end of August; dates to be determined each week.
- Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- By appointment only. No walk-in service. Book at https://covid-self-assessment.novascotia.ca/en or call 811.
- All ages, for those who have symptoms, no symptoms (asymptomatic), have travelled or been to a potential exposure site and/or have been a close contact of a positive COVID case.
- Gargle tests are available for children and youth (ages 4-18). Children and youth must not eat, drink, chew gum, smoke or vape for at least an hour before the test.

North Cumberland Memorial Hospital, 260 Gulf Shore Rd., Pugwash
- Starting June 22, will operate every second week until the end of August; dates to be determined each week.
- Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- By appointment only. No walk-in service. Book at https://covid-self-assessment.novascotia.ca/en or call 811.
- All ages, for those who have symptoms, no symptoms (asymptomatic), have travelled or been to a potential exposure site and/or have been a close contact of a positive COVID case.
- Gargle tests are available for children and youth (ages 4-18). Children and youth must not eat, drink, chew gum, smoke or vape for at least an hour before the test.

All Saints Springhill Hospital, 10 Princess St., Springhill
- Since June 9, operating every second Wednesday until the end of August.
- Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- By appointment only. No walk-in service. Book at https://covid-self-assessment.novascotia.ca/en or call 811.
- All ages, for those who have symptoms, no symptoms (asymptomatic), have travelled or been to a potential exposure site and/or have been a close contact of a positive COVID case.
- Gargle tests are available for children and youth (ages 4-18). Children and youth must not eat, drink, chew gum, smoke or vape for at least an hour before the test.

South Cumberland Community Care Centre, 50 Jenks Ave., Parrsboro continues to offer a testing clinic on Wednesdays until the end of August.

Lloyd E. Matheson Centre, Elmsdale continues to offer a testing clinic on Tuesday and Friday afternoons until the end of July.

All Nova Scotians are advised to continue monitoring for COVID-19 symptoms and are urged to follow Public Health guidelines. Up-to-date information about COVID-19 is available at novascotia.ca/coronavirus

All potential exposure notifications are listed at http://www.nshealth.ca/covid-exposures.

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