Public Health Mobile Unit provides COVID-19 testing in Glace Bay this week

Public Health’s Mobile Unit will be offering additional testing in Glace Bay this week as positive cases continue to be reported in the Eastern Zone.Testing people who show no symptoms of COVID-19 (asymptomatic testing) is 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 Savoy Theatre (116 Commercial St., Glace Bay) Wednesday, June 9 from 11 a.m. to 6 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 if you have one.
• You may have to wait in line outside; please dress accordingly.
• Testing is free.

Public Health is encouraging all Nova Scotians to be regularly tested for COVID-19. If it has been over a week since your last test consider getting re-tested. 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

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