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Rapid Test Kits available on campus

Posted by Stephanie Rogers on June 5, 2024 in News

Covid -19 , influenza and other viruses continue to circulate in our community.

Testing is the only way to  confirm if you have COVID-19. Knowing you're infected is important to protect your family and the people you encounter. If you have any one symptom of COVID-19 or influenza, you should test.

Common Symptoms: Cough (new or worsening/exacerbation of chronic cough);Fever (chills, sweats);Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing; Loss or change in sense of smell or taste; Sore throat; Runny nose/nasal congestion/excessive sneezing; Headache; Extreme fatigue/tiredness; Nausea, diarrhea or vomiting.

If you have symptoms stay at home if you can ( wear a tight fitting mask if you go out); get tested( if you are positive report the positive as you may be eligible for antiviral medication); if you choose not to test or test negative you should still stay home when you’re sick and wear a mask if you go out. Please avoid higher risk settings and people for at least seven days.

Rapid Tests kits are great to have readily available for students, staff & faculty should you or a family member develop symptoms. Test kits are available for pick up in Health Services and Student Success in the Dairy Building 830-430 pm / Monday – Friday.

Questions email or call or 902-893-6672

Alternately you can book a PCR test for COVID / influenza online. We are in the Northern zone) or by calling 1-833-797-7772.

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Preventions recommendations:

  • Wash your hands, wash your hands, wash you hands!
  • Keep updated on your vaccinations ( COVID -19/ influenza/ routine vaccinations)
  • Limiting contact with others when you are sick
  • Masks are an effective measure that help provide protection against respiratory infectious diseases.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth with unclean hands to prevent germs from entering your body
  • Cough / sneeze etiquette : Cough or sneeze into a tissue or your elbow, not your hand.
  • Clean and disinfect high-touch surfaces and objects