New COVID-19 testing centre in Granby

Record Staff

The population of La Pommeraie and Haute-Yamaska now has access to a COVID-19 walk-in screening centre (CDD).
The area’s second CDD opened its doors this Tuesday, May 19 at 11 a.m. at the Cégep de Granby (235 St-Jacques Street). Users who are eligible to take the test are expected every day from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
To be eligible, users should present one of the following symptoms:
Recent cough;
Increase in chronic cough;
Breathing difficulties;
Sudden loss of smell or taste;
two of the following symptoms: sore throat, diarrhea, general malaise (muscle aches, headache, severe fatigue or loss of appetite)

The two CDDs in Granby (one walk-in, one by appointment only) share the same entrance. A staff member will do a pre-sorting at the reception desk and will direct traffic and provide safety instructions to visitors of the two screening sites, considered to be hot zones.

With an estimated capacity of 100 tests per day for each, the CDDs in Granby and Sherbrooke complement the designated assessment clinics (CDÉ) in Granby, Cowansville, Magog and Sherbrooke as well as the emergency rooms in Lac-Mégantic and Asbestos.
The objective is to increase the capacity to perform COVID-19 testing in the Estrie population, which is experiencing its first weeks of progressive deconfinement.
“Increasing the testing of symptomatic individuals is the best strategy to better control the number of confirmed cases during deconfinement. We test to find positive cases, identify their contacts, go up the chain of transmission and isolate those infected to avoid spreading the virus,” explained Robin-Marie Coleman, Assistant President Director General of the CIUSSS de l’Estrie-CHUS.

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