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More Pop-Up Testing in Lanark County this Week

September 29, 2020

Building on the success of local pop-up testing last week, paramedics from the Lanark County Paramedic Service will once again be performing  COVID-19 testing at pop-up (temporary) testing centres in Carleton Place on Wednesday, September 30, and in Perth on Friday, October 2. The pop-up testing centre in Carleton Place will be located at the Carmabeck Community Centre at 359 Bridge Street, and the pop-up testing centre in Perth will be located at Conlon Farm Recreation Complex at 127 Smith Drive. These pop-up testing centres are coordinated by a number of local health agencies with the goal of increasing local access to COVID-19 testing.

“A key strategy to managing COVID-19 transmission is to have early identification of cases through testing,” explains Dr. Paula Stewart, Medical Officer of Health for the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit. “The sooner we learn that someone has tested positive, the sooner we can provide support and guidance to them, and the sooner we can begin contact tracing to minimize the spread to others.”

Testing will be by appointment only and the pop-up centres will not be open to walk-ins. Reservations for testing will be taken online through the Eventbrite website starting on Tuesday, September 29 at Noon. Residents requiring testing can log in online to reserve ‘tickets’ for testing. To book a space for Wednesday, September 30 in Carleton Place or Friday, October 2 in Perth, visit our website https://healthunit.org/health-information/covid-19/assessment-testing-results/

For information about other local COVID-19 Assessment Centres, future pop-up centres and mobile testing, please visit the Health Unit website https://healthunit.org/health-information/covid-19/assessment-testing-results/, follow the Health Unit on social media, or call 1-800-660-5853.

This is a partnership between Almonte General Hospital, Perth & Smiths Falls District Hospital, Lanark County Paramedic Service, the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit and local primary care providers.

Contact

For media interviews, contact the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit: Susan Healey, Communications Coordinator, 613-802-0550 or Katie Jackson, Manager, 613-812-0416.