Sask. Health Authority Expanding COVID-19 Testing in Long Term and Personal Care Homes

The Saskatchewan Health Authority says that Long term care and personal care home residents will now be tested for COVID-19 upon admission or re-admission

The moves are part of the province’s expanded testing efforts announced Saturday in a news release.

Residents and staff will also be tested if any resident or staff is positive for COVID-19.

In addition, Saskatchewan public health officers may advise people to be tested if they have been identified as someone at risk for COVID-19 following contact with a known or potentially infected person.
Symptoms of COVID-19 are similar to other respiratory illnesses including the flu and common cold, though they may vary from person to person with some people experiencing only mild symptoms, or no symptoms at all.

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