Nova Scotia Public Health's mobile testing unit is heading to the Mineville area near Lake Echo this coming week.
The mobile unit will offer tests for drop-in and pre-booked appointments at Lake Echo Fellowship Baptist Church at 17 Peter Ct.
It'll be available on Monday, May 31 and Tuesday, June 1 from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Public Health encourages community members to pre-book testing appointments by completing the self-assessment online at https://www.nshealth.ca/
The mobile unit is heading to the area due to a rise in COVID-19 public exposure notices in Central Zone and testing demand.
"Testing people who show no symptoms of COVID-19 (asymptomatic testing) continues to be one of the main tools that has helped limit COVID-19 spread in Nova Scotia," a news release says.
"Public Health is encouraging all Nova Scotians to be tested regularly for COVID-19. If it has been over a week since your last test, consider getting tested again."
Public Health shared the following reminders for those getting tested:
- 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 a standard PCR swab or Swish and Gargle for children and youth. Preparation is required for gargle testing
- Please bring your health card with you, if you have one
- You may have to wait in line outside; please dress accordingly
- Testing is free to everyone
Today, May 29, Nova Scotia reported 33 new COVID-19 cases and 566 total active cases in the province.