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December 13, 2020

PROVINCE OPENS NEW TESTING SITE IN DOWNTOWN WINNIPEG



Manitoba Health, Seniors and Active Living is advising that a new COVID-19 testing site will be opening at the Garrick Centre, located at 330 Garry St. in Winnipeg.
 
The new walk-in clinic will open tomorrow, Monday, Dec. 14 and will operate daily from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The site will have capacity for up to 80 tests per day. This new testing site ensures individuals living downtown who may not have immediate access to transportation can still be tested.
 
The province is also advising the mobile testing site located at 1181 Portage Ave. in Winnipeg closed Dec. 11.
 
Manitobans are reminded that testing is now available at select doctors’ clinics in Winnipeg. Appointments can be booked online at the Dakota Medical Centre located at 17-845 Dakota St., as well as the Minor Illness and Injury Clinic, hosted by Red River College at 2055 Notre Dame Ave. 
 
To book an appointment for COVID-19 testing, visit:
www.manitoba.ca/covid19/updates/testing.html#appointment
 
Manitobans are reminded that only individuals experiencing COVID-19 symptoms should go for testing. Individuals with symptoms are asked to seek testing as soon as possible once symptoms are present.
 
Employers are asked to only send employees for testing if they have symptoms or if testing has been recommended by public health officials.
 
The online assessment tool can be found at https://sharedhealthmb.ca/covid19/screening-tool/.  A list of COVID-19 symptoms can be found at www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/updates/about.html#collapse4.
 
For up-to-date information on COVID-19 in Manitoba, visit www.manitoba.ca/COVID19.
 
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