Central Health would like to advise that COVID 19 testing will be available at Gander Academy in Gander from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm on Thursday, January 6, 2022 for individuals who meet the following criteria:
If you are a close contact of someone with COVID 19 and DO NOT have symptoms, you may proceed to testing site
If you are a close contact with symptoms you should proceed to get a PCR test ONLY if you:
work in health care (hospital, long-term care, personal care home, home support, paramedicine).
are a first responder (RCMP, RNC, career and volunteer firefighters).
work with the Coast Guard.
work in a correctional facility.
work in or attend a day care, emergency shelter, transition house, or other housing program serving vulnerable populations.
live in a long-term care facility, personal care home, community care home, or assisted living facility.
If you have symptoms but have not been identified as a close contact of a positive case it is recommended that you still get tested
Note: If you are a close contact with symptoms, and do not meet the above criteria, you do not require testing. You are considered a positive case. Please visit https://www.gov.nl.ca/covid-19/public-health-guidance/testing/if-you-test-positive/for guidance for positive cases.
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.
Thank you for your patience and cooperation.
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