COVID-19 testing is going on the road in the Laurentides region of Québec.
On May 25, the CISSS des Laurentides regional health authority will deploy a mobile COVID-19 screening unit to visit communities throughout the region and those wanted to be tested will not need an appointment.
The mobile COVID-19 screening unit will be in Lachute from May 25 to May 28 from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Kevin Lowe-Pierre Pagé Arena at 80 avenue Hamford.
Testing is recommended for anyone with symptoms resembling COVID-19. Further information is available at http://www.santelaurentides.gouv.qc.ca/sante-publique/maladies-infectieuses/covid-19-coronavirus/depistage-et-evaluation/
The mobile screening unit will significantly increase the number of COVID-19 screenings and to increase the accessibility of the screening service to the population, particularly in geographic areas with reduced access to services, or for vulnerable members of the community.
This mobile screening unit will be of great importance in ensuring the protection and security of the citizens of the region against the current pandemic, according to the CISSS des Laurentides.
The mobile unit has been made possible with the assistance of Grand Défi Pierre Lavoie, and the city of Saguenay and its transit commission, which offered the loan of a bus to use as the mobile clinic.
The Centre de formation du transport commerciale de Saint- Jérôme driving school and the Rivière-du-Nord School Board have provided drivers.
“In times of crisis, support and mutual aid are at the heart of the action. Thank you very much to our various partners for being there,” said CISSS des Laurentides Director of Public Health, Dr. Éric Goyer.