Two COVID-19 testing sites at capacity following crush of test-seekers
Two COVID-19 testing sites have closed down early after reaching capacity because so many people are seeking tests.
Both the Heron Road COVID-19 care clinic and the Moodie Drive COVID-19 care clinic closed early, according to the hospital that run them.
IMPORTANT COVID-19 SCREENING NOTICE:
The West COVID-19 Care Clinic on Moodie has reached maximum capacity and is not taking additional visitors for the day.
We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause. pic.twitter.com/J3xTTJgF8n
IMPORTANT COVID-19 SCREENING NOTICE: The COVID-19 Care Clinic on Heron has reached maximum capacity for the day and is not taking additional visitors. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause. @ottawahealth— Hôpital Montfort (@hopitalmontfort) September 16, 2020
Meanwhile, the City has announced extended hours at the COVID-19 assessment centre at Brewer Arena.
This comes after Ottawa Public Health and the Ottawa Hospital said people who do not need COVID-19 tests have been clogging up the system.
It is recommended you seek testing only if you are symptomatic or have been directed to seek testing by a public health official as part of a contact tracing investigation.