02 Dec Mobile Testing Units Available for Community COVID-19 Testing
Posted at 09:00h in Provincial Updates
Two mobile testing units are now operational to support more COVID-19 testing in communities that need it.
The mobile units are vans that can travel to a community or setting. They are staffed by public health team members trained in testing and investigation processes, such as public health nurses.
The mobile units will be deployed to specific locations based on the epidemiology needs in the province. When they are deployed, public health will work with community partners to notify people about who should get tested, when and how.
Their first job is to support testing at Northeast Kings Education Centre in Canning, Kings. Co., in Western Zone. Public health is contacting people who should be tested and setting appointments for Dec. 2. No drop-ins will be accepted. The aim of testing in this school is to better understand transmission, given that there may be close contacts of previously identified cases at this school.
Visit https://covid-self-assessment.novascotia.ca/ to do a self-assessment if you have symptoms and book a test if recommended.
A state of emergency was declared under the Emergency Management Act on March 22nd and extended to Dec. 13th.