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Alberta expands COVID-19 rapid testing program to asymptomatic continuing care staff

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COVID-19 rapid testing program to include asymptomatic staff at certain long-term care facilities, the next step in its goal to offer rapid testing for all continuing care staff.“This expansion will eventually cover all 36,000 staff in continuing care facilities across the province,” Health Minister Tyler Shandro said Tuesday morning.

Private, rapid COVID-19 testing available in Edmonton Three long-term care facilities have been identified by Alberta Health Services and will begin testing as early as next week.The Government of Alberta will be supplying these tests free of charge and the tests will be done weekly to start.If the COVID-19 positivity rate is more than five per cent in the surrounding community, facilities will be asked to.

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