Mobile Testing Clinic in Peguis Extended

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The Mobile Testing Clinic will be remaining at the Multiplex until Friday, September 18, 2020.

Peguis First Nation, in partnership with Eastern Interlake Regional Health Authority, Ongomiizwin Health Services, Interlake Reserves Tribal Council and Indigenous Services Canada deployed a mobile testing unit to Peguis to support the response to COVID-19.

The drive up rapid testing site is located at the Peguis Multiplex and is operational from 10:00 pm to 4:00 pm each day. 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.

In addition to the mobile testing clinic, the rapid Covid-19 testing unit at Percy Moore Hospital will remain available. A similar testing service is available in Fisher River for their community members.

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
•chills
•fatigue or weakness
•muscle or body achesa
•new loss of smell or taste
•headache
•gastrointestinal symptoms (abdominal pain, diarrhea, vomiting)
•feeling very unwell

Members 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 peguiscovid19@outlook.com.

Peguis Public Health

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