COVID-19 Testing Opens Inside St. Clair College SportsPlex Thursday

Wednesday September 2nd, 2020

Posted at 6:42pm

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Windsor Regional Hospital will open a COVID-19 testing centre inside the St. Clair College SportsPlex this week.

Testing will begin inside the SportsPlex on Thursday, September 3rd, and Friday, September 4th, from 9am to 4pm.

It will be clsoed the long weekend, and then as of Tuesday, September 8th will be open the same hours as the Ouellette Campus location. Daily, from 8am to 7pm on weekdays and from 9am to 4pm on Saturdays, Sundays and statutory holidays.

St Clair College Sportsplex COVID-19 Assessment Centre will continue to be used as WRH’s second COVID-19 Assessment Centre until a more permanent site is set up at the Met Campus.

Plans for the Met site were delayed by several weeks due to the unavailability of trailers to house patients and staff for testing. The hospital says they were informed that these same trailers are required by schools across the Province for the school year.

The hospital agreed to delay their procurement to allow schools initial access to the trailers and St Clair College immediately agreed to allow the St. Clair SportsPlex to be used as an interim COVID-19 Assessment Centre until the Met Campus location is ready.

More than 30,000 individuals have been swabbed at the Ouellette campus COVID-19 Assessment Centre since it opened on March 16th. An additional 779 people were swabbed during a two-day “drive-thru” testing blitz outside the St. Clair College SportsPlex on August 24th and 25th.

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