Yellowknife COVID testing site moves to ensure enough space

The new testing site will be located at 108 Archibald Street, across from the Folk on the Rocks location.

(CKLB file photo.)

The COVID-19 testing site in Yellowknife has moved for the sake of space.

The NWT Health and Social Services Authority (NTHSSA) announced the move from the primary care clinic to 108 Archibald Street.

The move is to ensure the testing site has adequate surge capacity and reduces the impact on the primary care clinic, reads a press release.

“It’s a dedicated site, so there will be less mixing of symptomatic potential COVID-19 cases and people accessing recurring services,” says David Maguire, spokesperson for the NTHSSA.

There were some concerns at the old site regarding a potential spike in demand, parking, traffic, congestion and space, he says.

“Those should all be eliminated at the new site.”

According to an email sent by NTHSSA, Jan. 7. will be the last day the primary care clinic will be administering COVID-19 tests.

NTHSSA has even organized a free shuttle service to help residents without vehicles get to their appointments.

To access the shuttle service call 867-446-1194.

Residents experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 can call their local health centre, below.

  • Yellowknife: 867-767-9120
  • Inuvik: 867-490 –2225 or 867-777-7246
  • Fort Smith: 867-621-2233 or 867-872-0562
  • Hay River: 867-874-8400

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