Extra COVID-19 testing websites added in Nova Scotia

2021-05-15 20:47:26

Extra COVID-19 testing websites are coming to Nova Scotia after the chief medical officer of well being stated he’s involved with clusters of instances throughout the province.

Throughout a briefing Friday, Dr. Robert Strang stated there have been clusters of instances within the Sydney and Bridgewater areas, in addition to within the Annapolis Valley from Middleton to Kentville.

Whereas the province’s central zone, which incorporates the Halifax area, has seen probably the most instances in the newest wave of the pandemic — with 1,276 lively instances, as of Saturday morning — case numbers have been creeping up within the different well being zones too.

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There are 128 lively instances within the jap well being zone, 74 within the western well being zone and 59 within the northern well being zone.

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Strang stated there might be “broad testing” coming to the affected communities.

“This isn’t a Halifax-only difficulty. We have to all act like there’s potential for virus in any of our communities, regardless of the place we dwell within the province,” he stated.


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Friday evening, the province’s well being authority stated it should provide extra testing in “some key areas of concern” over the subsequent few days.

“Some areas of the province are exhibiting a number of instances with an unknown supply, significantly within the Sydney space, Bridgewater space and within the Annapolis Valley from New Minas to Kentville,” Nova Scotia Well being stated in a launch. “Elevated testing will assist Public Well being decide the place the virus is, in addition to, if and the way it’s spreading.”

The well being authority stated asymptomatic testing is without doubt one of the predominant instruments that has helped restrict COVID-19 unfold within the province and is strongly encouraging individuals who dwell in all zones to get examined, no matter in the event that they’re in an space of concern.

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The brand new testing websites are as follows:

Western zone

  • Acadia Competition Theatre at 504 Most important St., Wolfville, from 8 a.m. to eight p.m., seven days every week. This web site is by appointment solely and appointments could be booked on-line or by calling 811. All exams that had been booked for the Acadia College Membership between Might 15 and Might 17 will now be finished on the Acadia Competition Theatre.
  • Berwick Hearth Corridor at 300 Business St., Berwick, from 8 a.m. to eight p.m., seven days every week. This web site is by appointment solely and appointments could be booked on-line or by calling 811.
  • 210 Aberdeen Rd., Bridgewater, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., seven days every week. This web site is by appointment solely and appointments could be booked on-line or by calling 811.

Japanese zone

  • Membertou Schooling Centre at 11 Chief Ben Christmas Awti’j, Membertou, on Saturday, Might 15 and Sunday, Might 16 from 9 a.m. to five p.m. This web site takes each drop-ins and appointments. Appointments can be booked on-line or by calling 811. This testing web site is out there for folks of all ages, for individuals who have signs, no signs, have travelled, have been to a possible publicity web site and have been a detailed contact of a optimistic case. Gargle exams can be found at this web site for youngsters and youth between the ages of 4 and 18.
  • Centre 200 at 481 George St., Sydney, on Saturday, Might 15 and Sunday, Might 16, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. It is a speedy testing pop-up web site and is drop-in solely. It’s out there for people who find themselves 16 or older, asymptomatic and have a low potential publicity threat.
  • Grand Lake Highway Hearth Corridor at 850 Grand Lake Rd., Sydney, beginning Monday, Might 17. This web site might be open seven days every week from 9 a.m. to five p.m. This web site will take each drop-ins and appointments. This testing web site is out there for folks of all ages, for individuals who have signs, no signs, have travelled, have been to a possible publicity web site, and have been a detailed contact of a optimistic case. Gargle exams can be found at this web site for youngsters and youth between the ages of 4 and 18.

Northern zone

  • South Cumberland Group Care Centre at 50 Jenks Ave., Parrsboro, on Might 19, 20 and 21 between 9:30 a.m. and three:30 p.m. This web site is by appointment solely and appointments might be made out there to ebook on Might 17. Folks can ebook an appointment on-line or by calling the South Cumberland Group Care Centre or Major Well being Care Clinic. This testing web site is out there for folks of all ages, for individuals who have signs, no signs, have travelled, have been to a possible publicity web site, and have been a detailed contact of a optimistic case. Gargle exams can be found at this web site for youngsters and youth between the ages of 4 and 18.

Nova Scotia Well being stated extra testing alternatives might be added as wanted.





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