If in doubt, the CISSS des Laurentides encourages the population to take a screening test

Now that the vacation period in full swing, the Integrated Health and Social Services Center (CISSS) of Laurentides encourages the population to not hesitate to take a screening test in screening clinics, if in doubt about their state of health.
Holidays are often an opportunity to do more activities and therefore meet more people, which can increase the risk of being infected with COVID-19.
The CISSS des Laurentides reiterates the importance of practicing frequent hand hygiene,
maintaining a distance of two meters and wearing a mask indoors and when the situation necessitates it.
“On vacation, people tend to adopt more festive behaviors that make it easier to loosen the rules. It is therefore more time than ever to continue to be vigilant,” said Dr. Éric Goyer, Director of Public Health for the Laurentians.
When in doubt, get tested. Whether it is because a person is showing symptoms or because they have been in possible contact with infected or potentially infected people, testing is encouraged even if it is does not replace measures recognized as effective.
How to get tested?
The Laurentides region has four designated assessment clinics performing screening in addition
to a mobile screening clinic. The designated assessment clinics offer screening 7 days a week.
As for the mobile walk-in screening clinic, the schedule is also online. Residents have to be aware that that the mobile walk-in screening clinic has the capacity to perform 100 screenings per day.
The four designated assessment clinics welcome the population with and without an appointment. The CISSS des Laurentides still recommends making an appointment to avoid possible lineups outside. Usually, people get an appointment in less than 24 hours.