rapid testing

More COVID-19 testing sites added in Nova Scotia

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

More COVID-19 testing sites are coming to Nova Scotia after the chief medical officer of health said he’s concerned with clusters of cases across the province. During a briefing Friday, Dr. Robert Strang said there were clusters of cases in the Sydney and Bridgewater areas, as well as in …

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Alberta program allows small and medium business to apply for COVID-19 rapid tests

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

Small and medium businesses can now get access to COVID-19 rapid testing kits through their local chamber of commerce. According to a Wednesday news release from the province, interested businesses can apply to receive the kits directly from their chamber. “This partnership gives businesses another leg up to move …

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Guelph Chamber of Commerce launches free COVID-19 rapid screening for businesses

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

The Guelph Chamber of Commerce says it is launching a free COVID-19 rapid screening program for small and medium sized local businesses. In a news release on Monday, the organization said it is working with Innovation Guelph on the program that will identify asymptomatic and pre-symptomatic individuals to help …

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Belleville Transit provides rapid COVID-19 testing to drivers

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

The City of Belleville will provide rapid COVID-19 tests to transit drivers starting Friday. The tests are not mandatory. They are expected to provide results within 15 minutes and can be taken three times a week. The data will be collected and provided weekly to the Ministry of Health, …

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COVID-19: West Island Regional Health Authority working to ‘catch up’ on testing delays

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

Some West Island residents are dealing with long wait times to get their COVID-19 test results back. In some cases, there are reports people are waiting seven days. While the West Island Regional Health Authority says they are working on fixing the issue, some West Islanders have even taken to social …

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Coronavirus testing on the decline in Saskatchewan

COVID-19 tests performed in Saskatchewan over the past two and a half months.

As new daily coronavirus cases, actives cases and other epidemiological markers appear to be trending downwards in Saskatchewan, so does one other important measure: testing. “We have a pandemic that’s taking effect in our province that includes a lot of people who will be mildly symptomatic or potentially not …

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Canada’s pandemic ‘finish line’ is not a given: experts

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Canadians have been told that coronavirus vaccines will be available to anyone who wants one by September, but experts are warning that the pandemic won’t end overnight. New COVID-19 variants, various rates of community spread and limited data on the impact vaccines have on transmission can all complicate and …

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How rapidly is Canada rolling out COVID-19 rapid testing?

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People living on the street in Vancouver’s lower east side; pop-up site attendees across Nova Scotia; staff and visitors at long-term care homes in various places across Canada —  these are all groups with access to COVID-19 rapid test pilot programs. But, months after the first test was approved …

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Mobile COVID-19 testing unit to be at Dalhousie University this week – Halifax

Mobile COVID-19 testing unit to be at Dalhousie University this week - Halifax

Nova Scotia Health says a mobile COVID-19 testing unit will be set up at Dalhousie University in Halifax for two days this week. Drop-in testing at the mobile unit will be available Jan. 26 and Jan. 27 from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The unit will be located in …

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In effort to curb spread of COVID-19, rapid tests coming to 2 Montreal high schools – Montreal

In effort to curb spread of COVID-19, rapid tests coming to 2 Montreal high schools - Montreal

Rapid tests will soon be deployed to two Montreal high schools, in hopes of finding out if they can make schools safer and help curb the spread of COVID-19. “The goal is to use them to test children with symptoms but also to do random testing in 25 per …

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