COVID-19 Pop-Up Testing on Campus

January 19, 2021 (1:00 pm - 6:00 pm)

Location: Manning Memorial Chapel


What

COVID-19 Pop-up Rapid testing to be available at Acadia University.

Where

Acadia University,  Manning Memorial Chapel, 45 Acadia Street, Wolfville

When

Tuesday, January 19, 2021, open 1 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Who

Acadia University students, faculty, and staff only. Must meet the following requirements:

  • Asymptomatic (do not have any symptoms of COVID-19)
  • Have not had any contact with a known positive case of COVID-19
  • Have not left Atlantic Canada in the past 14 days
  • Were not present at any exposure locations noted by Public Health
  • Are over the age of 16
  • NOT in quarantine

There is also a Community Pop-Up Rapid Test Clinic planned for Wednesday, January 20, 2021, at the Wolfville Legion that will be open to the general community.

Volunteers are needed

The Clinic organizers are looking for volunteers to assist with all aspects of running the Tuesday, January 19, 2021 campus clinic and the community clinic planned for Wednesday, January 20, 2021, at the Wolfville Legion. Volunteers DO NOT have to be medical professionals – anyone can do any role, as we provide full training and mentoring.  All required Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is supplied, and volunteers are trained on its proper use.    

Roles Required

  • Greeters     (1-2)
  • Reception  (2-3)
  • Swabbers   (3 – 5)
  • Testers       (2-3)
  • Results       (1-2)
  • Exit             (1)

Shifts Available

  • Shift #1 - 11 a.m. until 2:30 p.m.
  • Shift #2 – 2 p.m. until 5:30 p.m.

Volunteer Signup

Please use the online Volunteer Signup Form to sign up.


Background information

The COVID-19 Pop-up testing is designed to be part of the overall testing strategy employed by Nova Scotia Public Health to find out the prevalence of the virus in the Province.   We test 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 aims to:

  • Supplement symptomatic testing delivered by the Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA).
  • Collect additional community-based data regarding Covid-19 to support policy decisions
  • Preserve health care resources by using a model where volunteers and non-healthcare providers are trained to provide the testing
  • Build capacity in communities across the Province through engagement, education, and empowerment
  • Increase the awareness of the importance of testing as a public health measure; and
  • Destigmatize and increase testing for all populations in the Province.

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