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COVID-19 testing coming to Clayton Park Wednesday

The Public Health Mobile Unit will be at Duc d’Anville Elementary School
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Public Health mobile testing unit

The Public Health Mobile Unit will be offering PCR COVID-19 testing in Clayton Park on Wednesday afternoon.

It will be parked at Duc d’Anville Elementary School on Dec. 1 from 2:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

On-site interpretation will be available in Arabic, Somali, Farsi and Turkish.

A swish and gargle option will be available for those between the ages of 4 and 18.

Those interested can book ahead or just pop by, although drop-in tests will be based on availability.

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.

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 with you, if you have one.
  • When testing is offered outside, please dress accordingly

 

 



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