COVID-19 Testing

Air passengers entering U.S. must have pre-arrival negative COVID-19 test

Carolyn Kennedy.

As an actress and filmmaker, Carolyn Bridget Kennedy divides her time between Calgary and Los Angeles. Jetsetting between the two cities may have seemed enviable pre-pandemic. Balancing her career and her personal life with her husband means adapting to the evolving air travel requirements. “I think our life is …

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Coronavirus: Quebec challenged on lack of rapid testing – Montreal

Coronavirus: Quebec challenged on lack of rapid testing - Montreal

The Quebec government is being criticized for not using the rapid COVID-19 tests it has available. Some experts say the province could be doing a lot more screening and catching cases earlier. READ MORE: Quebec Liberal leader calls for massive coronavirus testing strategy as schools reopen During Monday’s press …

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Quebec Liberal leader calls for massive coronavirus testing strategy as schools re-open – Montreal

Quebec Liberal leader calls for massive coronavirus testing strategy as schools re-open - Montreal

Questions are once again being asked about the government’s coronavirus testing strategy, particularly its decision not to use more rapid tests. The Quebec government said the rapid tests are less effective than the regular tests. It also said it doesn’t need them. Public health director Dr. Horacio Arruda said …

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Free COVID-19 testing program launches at Toronto Pearson Airport for international travellers

Free COVID-19 testing program launches at Toronto Pearson Airport for international travellers

The Ontario government said it is launching a pilot program that will test international travellers returning to the province for COVID-19 at Toronto Pearson International Airport as a way to identify and stop the spread of the virus. “Beginning today, the province, in partnership with the Greater Toronto Airports Authority, …

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WATCH LIVE: Feds unveil details of new COVID-19 testing requirements for travellers – National

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New travel restrictions are coming into effect – mandating anyone flying to Canada to show a negative coronavirus test result from within the past 72 hours before stepping on a plane. The rule takes force at 12:01 a.m. ET on Jan. 7. 4:01 New COVID testing rules for air …

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Coronavirus: Health expert warns of less Saskatoon COVID-19 testing over holidays

Coronavirus: Health expert warns of less Saskatoon COVID-19 testing over holidays

A researcher who tracks COVID-19 in Saskatoon’s wastewater said it appears the city won’t face a post-holiday spike in cases. But a public health expert said the province-wide decrease in testing, combined with relatively stable amounts of new cases every day, likely means the rest of the province will …

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COVID-19 positivity rate hits all-time high in B.C. amid fewer tests

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Though fewer British Columbians were tested for COVID-19 over the holidays, the positivity rate has reached an all-time high. Data provided by the BC Centre for Disease Control through its online COVID-19 dashboard shows that B.C.’s seven-day average positivity rate is 8.8 per cent, as of Dec. 30. The …

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Beaconsfield COVID-19 testing centre is moving to Kirkland – Montreal

Beaconsfield COVID-19 testing centre is moving to Kirkland - Montreal

The Beaconsfield COVID-19 walk-in testing centre will be relocated to Kirkland. The CIUSSS de l’Ouest-de-l’Île-de-Montréal will be moving its testing clinic to the RioCan centre in Kirkland. As of Jan. 5, 2021, the site is excepted to open with its first swab tests administered as of Jan. 6. Read …

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Travellers arriving in Alberta from UK ‘should immediately get tested for COVID-19’

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The Alberta government is “strongly encouraging” all travellers who arrived from the United Kingdom within the past 14 days to immediately book a COVID-19 test. Read more: U.K. to hold emergency meeting over new coronavirus mutations, travel restrictions In a news release Monday, the province said testing should be …

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Nova Scotia reports 6 new cases on Tuesday – Halifax

Nova Scotia reports 6 new cases on Tuesday - Halifax

Nova Scotia health officials reported six new cases of the coronavirus on Tuesday, bringing the total number of active cases in the province to 57. Three of those cases are located in the central zone, two in the northern zone and one in the western zone. The province says …

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