N.L. making COVID-19 rapid tests widely available for first time since pandemic hit – CTV

Nov. 16, 2022

Newfoundland and Labrador health officials are making COVID-19 rapid tests widely and freely available to the public for the first time since the pandemic began.

Chief medical officer of health Dr. Janice Fitzgerald told reporters Tuesday that officials will mail two test kits to every family in the province.

Test kits will also be available at provincial libraries and at the constituency offices of members of the legislature.
Previously, the province had issued test kits to families with school-aged children.

Otherwise, residents had to purchase rapid test kits at pharmacies and drugstores, often for more than $20 each.

Fitzgerald says making rapid tests available to everyone will allow people to make better decisions about their risks of contracting and spreading the virus.

Read more: https://atlantic.ctvnews.ca/n-l-making-covid-19-rapid-tests-widely-available-for-first-time-since-pandemic-hit-1.6154013

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