Interlake-Eastern RHA’s first COVID-19 community testing site opened today in Selkirk

Future Screening/Testing Site also planned for Pine Falls

Interlake-Eastern RHA announced they are opening their first drive-through COVID-19 community screening/testing site in Selkirk. It opened Wednesday, March 18 at 622 Superior Avenue in Selkirk. The screening site is open 9:00 am to 4:00 pm daily.

Screening and testing at this site is ONLY for:

· individuals experiencing upper respiratory cold or flu like symptoms (cough, fever, runny nose, headache, sore throat, weakness) AND

· who have traveled internationally in the past 14 days before onset of symptoms OR

· those who have these symptoms and have had direct contact with individuals who have a confirmed or probable case of COVID-19 within 14 days before onset of illness OR

· have these symptoms and have been exposed to laboratory samples known to contain COVID-19.

The staff at these sites will screen for individuals who specifically meet these criteria and will not administer testing if criteria are not met. There is currently a limited supply of COVID-19 tests and limited resources to determine test results. Health care staff are being directed to test only people who meet the criteria outlined above.

What does “drive through” mean?

People with symptoms will be expected to remain in their cars unless directed otherwise. Testing typically requires a swab of the inside of the nose – this is a test that can be administered by a health care provider while an individual remains seated in their car.

Additional drive through community testing sites coming soon!

We are also planing for drive through screening sites in Pine Falls and Eriksdale that we anticipate will be operational by next week. More information will be provided as details are confirmed.

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