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Which Calgary pharmacies are offering asymptomatic testing for COVID-19?
Alberta Health Services released the list of pharmacies that are offering asymptomatic testing for COVID-19.
Alberta chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw announced Thursday that the program is now open to any pharmacy that wants to participate and can meet the safety requirements.
“Only people with no symptoms and no known exposure can be tested at a pharmacy,” Hinshaw added. Those with symptoms are asked to book a test through AHS.
Ottawa rolls out its own contact tracing app, raising questions about ABTraceTogether
The federal government’s app, called COVID Alert, is now available for download across Canada but initially will only work in Ontario. It will warn users if they have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for the novel coronavirus in the previous two weeks.
Like ABTraceTogether, the app is voluntary and uses Bluetooth technology to identify other phones also running the same app. Alberta Health spokesperson Tom McMillan notes that while Alberta’s app is used to notify Alberta contact tracers of potential cases, the federal app sends messages to individuals who may have been exposed, placing the onus on them to contact health authorities.
Three students now infected with COVID-19 at Calgary Catholic summer school
An in-person summer school class at a Calgary Catholic high school is now linked to three COVID-19 cases, Alberta Health confirmed Friday.
The new cases follow news Wednesday that a student at the school had tested positive for the novel coronavirus, forcing all other students in their class as well as a teacher into a 14-day quarantine.