Hockey ice pad to be used for covid testing - yes, the ice will be removed

News 100 yellowBy Pepper Parr

September 17th, 2020

BURLINGTON, ON

 

Nelson arena

Ice pad to be used as a COVID testing location?

There has been complaint upon complaint about the length of time it takes to get a COVID-19 test and then about how long it takes to get the results.

covid testing

Simple procedure – takes minute or two – testing backlog is big.

The city is working with the hospital to use one of the rinks at Nelson to use as a place tests can be done.

For reasons that are not at all clear – this has become a hush hush matter.

During a Standing Committee meeting earlier today Director of Parks and Recreation said an announcement would be made “very soon”.

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1 comment to Hockey ice pad to be used for covid testing – yes, the ice will be removed

  • Penny Hersh

    I heard Doug Ford say that the government was working with the private sector to accomplish this. There was mention of pharmacies being used, which makes sense as they are already able to give flu shots.

    My other question is – Why has the hospital not utilized the portable unit it set up, but has not been needed to date to provide more testing?

    From the very beginning getting a Covid Test in Burlington has not “been on demand” or quick.

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