Peguis First Nation, Interlake-Eastern Regional Health Authority and Interlake Reserves Tribal Council are deploying a Mobile Testing Unit to Hodgson, MB to support the response to COVID-19.
The drive up rapid testing site will be located at the Hodgson Renal unit/ Dialysis Unit and will be operational starting FRIDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2020, from 12:00 pm noon to 3:00 pm. The testing site will also be open Saturday, October 24, 2020 and Sunday, October 25, 2020 from 11:00 am to 3:00pm and Monday, October 25, 2020 from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm.
The test site will also be able to serve people presenting without a vehicle.
The rapid COVID-19 test will be available for individuals named as close contacts and those experiencing symptoms. Individuals who would like to be tested will be screened to determine if testing is warranted.
Individuals who are contacts of a case have been notified by public health and local nursing staff. If you have not been notified then you haven’t been named as a contact, but you should continue to monitor for symptoms and immediately self isolate, should symptoms arise please call (204) 645-2869.
Members experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, or who were immediate contacts to the cases in PEGUIS, can go to the Percy E. Moore Hospital to get their rapid test done. Please bring your Manitoba Health card with you to the mobile clinic.
Symptoms of COVID-19 can vary from person to person. Symptoms may also vary in different age groups. Some of the more commonly reported symptoms include:
- new or worsening cough
- shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- temperature is equal to or over 38°C
- feeling feverish
- fatigue or weakness
- muscle or body aches
- new loss of smell or taste
- gastrointestinal symptoms (abdominal pain, diarrhea, vomiting)
- feeling very unwell
- sore throat
Individuals MUST WEAR A MASK when they drive up to the test site and remain in your vehicle. Traffic control will be provided.
If you have any questions, please contact the 24-7 PEGUIS COVID-19 HOTLINE at (204) 645-2869 or email@example.com.