Rapid tests becoming more accessible in Manitoba

Rapid antigen tests for COVID-19 are more widely available in Manitoba.

Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Brent Roussin states that rapid tests will be available for symptomatic and asymptomatic Manitobans.

“We know that many Manitobans have asked in the past if they could have a few tests at home before they’re sick, so that they could use if they do develop symptoms” Roussin said. “This wasn’t really possible before due to supply, but now as we receive more supply we are going to make more tests available to Manitobans.”

Roussin adds that rapid tests will continue to be used for the majority of people at provincial testing sites. More information about rapid antigen tests can be found here.

Also, the provincial government is no longer distributing KN95 masks through liquor stores and casinos as the program ended on January 2; it was launched on December 23, 2021.

The province notes in a news release “some locations may have remaining inventory that they are distributing, but are no longer receiving shipments for public distribution.”

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