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Volunteers Needed for New Glasgow Pop-up Testing Site

New Glasgow will host a Pop-Up COVID-19 Rapid Testing event on March 19th and 20th, at Glasgow Square. The event will be managed by PRAXES Medical Group in collaboration with the Nova Scotia Department of Health and Wellness.

Volunteers are needed to assist with all aspects of running this event. Volunteers DO NOT have to be medical professionals – anyone can do any role, as PRAXES Medical Group will provide full training and mentoring. All required Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is supplied, and volunteers are trained on its proper use.

Roles Required: - screeners - reception - swabbers - testers - results - exit greeter / small survey

To see the description for each role and sign-up, please fill in the online form:

Background information: The COVID-19 Pop-up testing is part of Nova Scotia Public Health’s overall testing strategy to determine the prevalence of the virus in our Province. The testing is for people who are “asymptomatic,” which means they have no symptoms. The asymptomatic pop-up Covid-19 testing events are an innovative testing model in Nova Scotia that aim to: 1. Supplement symptomatic testing delivered by Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA). 2. Collect additional community-based data regarding Covid-19 to support policy decisions 3. Preserve health care resources by using a model where volunteers and non-health care providers are trained to provide the testing 4. Build capacity in communities across the province through engagement, education, and empowerment 5. Increase the awareness of the importance of testing as a public health measure; and 6. Destigmatize and increase testing for all populations in the province.

Who is it for? The Pop-Up Rapid Testing sites are designed for individuals in the community who would like to be tested and meet the following requirements: 1. Asymptomatic (do not have any symptoms of COVID-19) 2. Have not had any contact with a known positive case of COVID-19 3. Have not left the Atlantic Bubble (NS/PEI) in the past 14 days 4. Were not present at any exposure locations noted by Public Health 5. Are over the age of 16

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