With so much information coming at a person about COVID-19, sometimes it is difficult to tell fact from fiction.One rumour regarding testing that is currently making the rounds on social media is a claim that people are getting calls that they are COVID-19 positive without having had a test. This is definitely a myth.
SHA Public Health staff will only call with COVID-19 test results if you had a recent test. SHA staff take your health/contact information for the purpose of doing the test only. This information is attached to the swab that is taken, and is used for no other purpose.
Currently there are a few scams going around where people call asking for personal information claiming it has to do with COVID-19 testing. Please be very careful about personal information you give out over the phone, especially if they are asking for your social insurance number—Public Health will never ask for your SIN number.