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COVID-19 testing available for students and their family members on April 8, 2021.

Thursday, April 8, 2021
Thursday, April 8, 2021
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To ensure that our school remains safe for all to learn and work in, we have partnered with LifeLabs, Canada’s largest medical laboratory, to provide free COVID-19 testing for all students and their family members, teachers, and staff at Cookstown Public School. There are no appointments; families can attend at any time during the clinic.


COVID-19 testing is voluntary and only for asymptomatic individuals (those who are not experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms.)


If you are interested in participating, testing will be available on the following date:

· Date: Thursday April 8, 2021

· Time: 3:30 – 8:00 p.m.

· Location: Banting Memorial High School – 203 Victoria Street, Alliston, Ontario


Asymptomatic testing is an important layer of protection that helps to track and prevent the spread of COVID-19. Increased testing may also help to reduce stress and anxiety related to the virus by identifying cases early and avoiding outbreaks.


Our Goal = less discomfort!


The test process is very simple and safe and the collection site will be staffed by professionals who will be following a multitude of safety parameters. LifeLabs uses a swab similar to a Q-tip that is inserted into the front part of the nostril and rotated for fifteen seconds (per nostril). After the sample is collected, the test results will then be available within 24-48 hours on LifeLabs WorkClear Thrive application. If an OHIP number has been provided at the time of check-in/registration results will also be uploaded to covid19results.ehealthontario.ca.


Thank you for helping us keep the Cookstown Public School community safe and healthy so that we can avoid any further disruption from the COVID-19 virus!

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