Central Health would like to advise that due to new cases of COVID-19 identified in the Central Region, starting tomorrow Thursday, September 23, COVID-19 testing will be available to individuals in the Twillingate Area. Testing will be available to those who are close contacts of confirmed case(s), symptomatic, or a member of the area’s school population (student, teacher or employee).
Clinics will be held at the George Hawkins Memorial Area in Twillingate on Thursday September 23 from 1:00 PM to 7:00 PM.
There will be no process for appointment booking. Individuals are asked to present to the clinic and remain in their vehicles until advised to move inside. Individuals are asked to remain patient, respectful and to expect some wait time depending on how many people show up at any given time.
As with the standard COVID-19 test, test results will not be available to patients at the point of testing. Staff performing tests will advise individuals how to access results online. All individuals with symptoms are advised to isolate.
This broader testing is part of the public health investigation to determine how community members may have acquired their infection with the COVID-19 virus. Being tested is an opportunity to help protect the health of all residents.
Thank you for your patience and cooperation.
Gayle St. Croix
Director, Communications and Government Relations