How do I do a COVID rapid test?

How to do a rapid test before visiting your loved one at Menno Place

What is Point Prevalence Testing – and why?

The Terrace East residents and staff are getting swabbed again today for the 2nd point-prevalence test. A point prevalence is a type of testing that provides information on the overall number of individuals affected in a health care facility. Conducting one or more rounds of testing when undetected transmission is suspected (or possible) helps to identify infected residents and staff before they get symptoms or if they never get symptoms. This makes it possible to manage people who are infected in order to limit further spread of COVID. Any resident or staff who tests positive is placed in isolation.

What are the COVID symptoms to ask my loved one?

COVID Screening for symptoms

ASK: Do you have NEW ONSET of COVID-19-like symptoms? Follow COVID-19 testing instructions if the answer is yes.

  • Fever (above 37.8C)
  • Cough
  • Nausea
  • Headache
  • Chills
  • Sore Throat
  • Runny nose
  • Loss of sense of smell
  • Vomiting
  • Loss of appetite
  • Extreme fatigue or tiredness
  • Body aches
  • Loss of sense of taste
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Diarrhea

What to do if your loved one has symptoms: