If you need a COVID-19 test in Saskatchewan, you will be referred to a
“Some of our patients are worried they’ll pick up COVID-19 from our testing site if they haven’t already got it. But it’s probably the safest place they could possibly be because of all the protocols we follow,” notes Darcie Anderson, who is the Operations Lead at the Humboldt Community testing and assessment site.
There are many procedures in place to prevent the transmission of COVID-19 within the testing facilities. Spaces are set up so surfaces are touched as little as possible. All staff wear and properly dispose of personal protective equipment (PPE) and do a deep cleaning of any surface touched by anyone, such as both the inside and outside door handles and even the chairs, and this occurs after every single patient is seen.
“I was impressed with the cleanliness and details for hand hygiene and infection control protocols,” one patient reported after visiting the site in Humboldt. “I really noticed every detail was taken into account - even down to the placement of the chairs and how to enter and leave the building. I honestly thought… wow, this is really the safest place to be working!”
If you have concerns about COVID-19 and your health, speak to your family physician, a nurse practitioner or call HealthLine 811 about a referral for confidential COVID-19 test.
All staff wear and properly dispose of personal protective equipment (PPE) at the COVID-19 testing sites.