COVID-19 Drive-Through Testing in Gravenhurst for Long-term Care Home, Retirement Home, and Other Congregate Living Setting Visits

Posted On Friday June 26, 2020

Media Release

COVID-19 Drive-Through Testing in Gravenhurst for Long-term Care Home, Retirement Home, and Other Congregate Living Setting Visits

 June 26, 2020 (Muskoka, ON) -- Community Paramedics in Muskoka are now testing for COVID-19 if you are COVID asymptomatic and require a test to visit a long-term care home, retirement home or other congregate living setting.

Drive-through testing will be available in Gravenhurst on Tuesday, June 30th (see detailed hours and location below).You DO NOT need an appointment to be tested at the drive-through location, but please note the following: 

  • Drive-through wait times will vary depending on volumes 
  • Bring your health card with you to the testing location
  • When you arrive at the drive-through testing location, follow instructions provided on all signs and those of Community Paramedics
  • Remain in your vehicle at all times and proceed to the testing tent only when advised to do so

The Province has released the COVID-19 Test Results Viewer that allows you to check your results online. Results can take more than a week. The Assessment Centres/Community Paramedics do not have test results nor do they control the length of time it takes to process COVID tests.

The District of Muskoka’s Muskoka Paramedic Services and the Town of Gravenhurst have partnered with Muskoka’s COVID-19 Assessment Centres organizers to help facilitate the drive through testing by providing community paramedic staff and logistical support.

Gravenhurst Drive-Through Information:

 

Date:               June 30 2020

Time:              10:00 am - 5:00 pm with breaks and lunch from 12:00-12:30

(Please expect a line up and wait times due to volumes)

Location:        Gravenhurst Centennial Centre Parking Lot - 101 Centennial Drive

Please Note: Testing is still available by appointment for symptomatic people and asymptomatic people who are not planning to visit a long-term care home, retirement home, or other congregate living setting by calling your primary care provider or the Muskoka Assessment Centre line at 1-888-383-7009.

If you are planning to visit Muskoka by travelling here from outside of the region, you can get tested at your local COVID-19 Assessment Centre before you make your trip to Muskoka. Please consider that your first option for testing.

 

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Media Contacts:

Molly Ross

Communications Officer

District of Muskoka

(705) 644-1055

molly.ross@muskoka.on.ca

Jason Harnett

Communication Specialist

Town of Gravenhurst

(705) 795-5257

Jason.Harnett@gravenhurst.ca