Public Health Mobile Units to take proactive testing to Pictou

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COVID-19 testing will be dine in Pictou this weekend.

A press release from Nova Scotia Health says that in an effort to keep COVID-19 under control in Nova Scotia, Public Health is travelling to communities where there are currently no active cases or potential exposures – like Pictou. This gives Public Health a way of detecting new cases before the virus moves into the community.

Public Health’s Mobile Units are able to provide easier access to testing for rural and remote communities or those communities experiencing barriers related to testing elsewhere.

Public Health’s Mobile Units will be in Pictou for testing on Saturday, Feb. 6, and Sunday, Feb. 7, at the Royal Canadian Legion – Branch 16 (130 Veteran’s Dr, Pictou) from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Public Health is encouraging anyone not experiencing any symptoms to get tested.

Appointments can be booked by filling out the self-assessment online at or if you don’t have access to the internet, by calling 811. Drop-in testing is still available, however, people are encouraged to book an appointment. Testing is available for all ages.