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

— Queensway Carleton Hospital and Foundation (@QCHOttawa) September 16, 2020

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.