Sep
3
2021

More COVID-19 testing sites available to start school year

Chief Public Health Officer, Dr. Heather Morrison, is encouraging those heading back-to-school to get tested for COVID-19 this weekend, if they are experiencing any symptoms. 

Additional Health PEI testing locations will be available for Island K-12 students, post-secondary students, teachers, faculty, families and anyone experiencing even mild symptoms of COVID-19 to limit the impact of this virus as the new school year begins.

“As staff and students head back to school and post-secondary education next week, it is important they be tested for COVID-19 if they are experiencing any symptoms of the virus, even if those symptoms are mild. We all want to have as normal a school year as possible for students, families, teachers and education staff. Access to additional testing clinics over the Labour Day weekend and first weeks of school will support students, staff and their families as they transition back to school,” said Dr. Heather Morrison, Chief Public Health Officer. 

The following Health PEI testing locations will be available for drop-in testing only.

September 3, 2021 

  • Charlottetown, 64 Park Street, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Borden-Carleton, 20 Dickie Rd, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Summerside, Slemon Park, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

September 4, 2021

  • Charlottetown, 64 Park Street, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • Borden-Carleton, 20 Dickie Rd, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Summerside, Slemon Park, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

September 5, 2021

  • Charlottetown, 64 Park Street, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • Borden, 20 Dickie Rd, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

September 6, 2021

  • Charlottetown, 64 Park St, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Borden, 20 Dickie Rd, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

September 7, 2021

  • Charlottetown, 64 Park St, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Borden, 20 Dickie Rd, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Slemon Park, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. 

September 8, 2021

  • Charlottetown, 64 Park St, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Borden, 20 Dickie Rd, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Slemon Park, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

September 9, 2021

  • Charlottetown, 64 Park St, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Borden, 20 Dickie Rd, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Slemon Park, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • Montague, Rosedale, 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. (PCR ONLY)

September 10, 2021

  • Charlottetown, 64 Park St, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Borden, 20 Dickie Rd, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Slemon Park, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. 
  • O’Leary Health Centre, IEMS trailer 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

September 11, 2021

  • Charlottetown, 64 Park St, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • Borden, 20 Dickie Rd, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

From September 12 - 30, the following drop-in testing clinics will be offered:

Borden, 20 Dickie Rd: 

  • 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., seven days per week

Charlottetown, 64 Park Street: 

  • Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. 
  • Saturday and Sunday, 8a.m. to 12 p.m.

Slemon Park:

  • Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. 
  • Tuesdays and Thursday, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. 

Montague, Rosedale Centre: 

  • Monday and Thursday, 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

O’Leary, O’Leary Health Centre:

  • Tuesday and Thursday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Dr. Morrison urged all Islanders to remain vigilant about risk of COVID-19 transmission.

“As we enter a new school year in the classroom, it is extremely important to continue all of our routine public health measures, including getting tested at any sign of symptoms, wearing a mask when appropriate, staying home when feeling unwell and practicing good hand hygiene."

As well, Islanders who have not yet received two doses of vaccine are encouraged to schedule their vaccinations as soon as possible. Being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 provides excellent protection against serious illness.

Book online or call 1-844-975-3303.


Media Contacts:
Everton McLean
Senior Communications Officer, Health PEI\
emclean@gov.pe.ca
902-213-1507

Ron Ryder
Senior Communications Officer
Health and Wellness
rrryder@gov.pe.ca
902-314-6367
 

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