**** NSHA Media Release
Public Health Mobile Units to provide testing for residents of Beaver Bank and surrounding communities
In response to the recently announced case of COVID-19 in the Beaver Bank area, Public Health’s mobile units will be in Beaver Bank on Saturday, Feb. 20 and Sunday, Feb. 21 for community-based testing.
Public Health is encouraging anyone who wants to get tested for COVID-19 to drop-in or book an appointment online at http://covid-self-assessment.novascotia.ca/en.
Public Health is in the community today and tomorrow working with the families and staff from Beaver Bank-Monarch Drive Elementary School where a case was recently announced.
- Drop-in or pre-booked community testing will be available at the Beaver Bank-Kinsac Community Centre (1583 Beaver Bank Rd., Beaver Bank) Saturday, Feb. 20 from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 21 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
If, in the past 48 hours, you have had or are currently experiencing the following symptoms, you can still get tested at the mobile unit, however, you must book your appointment so our team knows when to expect you.
Visit http://covid-self-assessment.novascotia.ca/en to do a self-assessment if you have:
- fever or cough (new or worsening)
- two or more of the following symptoms (new or worsening):
- sore throat
- runny nose
- shortness of breath
· The testing method is standard PCR swab or Swish and Gargle for children up to age 18. Preparation is required for gargle testing. View instructions.
· Please bring your health card if you have one.
· You may have to wait in line outside; please dress accordingly.
Currently, anyone travelling to Nova Scotia from outside of Nova Scotia or P.E.I. is expected to self-isolate for 14 days after arriving.
All Nova Scotians are advised to continue monitoring for COVID-19 symptoms and are urged to follow Public Health guidelines on how to access care.
Up to date information about COVID-19 is available at novascotia.ca/coronavirus