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  • COVID-19 Testing Eligibility

    To Book a COVID-19 Test, please call 1-844-727-6404

    • Who is eligible to book?

      Effective December 31, publicly-funded PCR testing will be available only for high-risk individuals who are symptomatic and/or are at risk of severe illness from COVID-19, including for the purposes of confirming a COVID-19 diagnosis to begin treatment, and workers and residents in the highest risk settings, as well as vulnerable populations. Members of the general public with mild symptoms are asked not to seek testing. A full list of eligible individuals can be found here.

      In addition, most individuals with a positive result from a rapid antigen test will no longer be required or encouraged to get a confirmatory PCR or rapid molecular test.

      Ontario is also changing the required isolation period based on growing evidence that generally healthy people with COVID-19 are most infectious in the two days before and three days after symptoms develop. Individuals with COVID-19 who are vaccinated, as well as children under 12, will be required to isolate for five days following the onset of symptoms. Their household contacts are also required to isolate with them. These individuals can end isolation after five days if their symptoms are improved for at least 24 hours and all public health and safety measures, such as masking and physical distancing, are followed. Non-household contacts are required to self-monitor for ten days.

      Individuals who are unvaccinated, partially vaccinated or immunocompromised will be required to isolate for 10 days. While individuals who work or live in high-risk health care settings are recommended to return to work after 10 days from their last exposure or symptom onset or from their date of diagnosis, to ensure sufficient staffing levels workers will have the opportunity to return to work after isolating for seven days with negative PCR or rapid antigen test results, which will be provided by the province through the health care setting.

      If you’ve been exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19

      If you are fully vaccinated and you have no symptoms, and do not live with the positive case, you are advised to:

      • Self-monitor for symptoms for 10 days since you last interacted with the positive case
      • Maintain masking, physical distancing and adherence to all other public health measures if leaving home
      • Do not visit any high-risk settings or individuals who may be at higher risk of illness (e.g., seniors) for 10 days from your last exposure.

      If you are not fully vaccinated, or are immunocompromised, you must isolate immediately for 10 days following your last contact. If you live with the positive case, you must isolate for the length of their isolation period.

      Individuals who are eligible for testing are encouraged to get tested.

      If you live, work, attend, volunteer, or have been admitted in a high-risk health care setting, you must notify your employer and should not visit the high-risk setting for 10 days since your last exposure or symptom onset, or from your date of diagnosis. To ensure sufficient staffing levels, workers in these settings will have the opportunity to return to work early on day seven of their isolation with a negative PCR test, or two negative rapid antigen tests on day six and seven. If you live in a high-risk setting, you should isolate regardless of vaccination status. For Full details, please click here.

      • Renfrew County Clinic Sites

        Clinic Name

        Location

        Drive Thru?

        ARNPRIOR

        275 Ida St. North, Arnprior - (OLD Grove Nursing Home)

        Y

        HORTON

        1005 Castleford Rd. Horton

        Y

        LAURENTIAN VALLEY

        80 Richardson Cres. Laurentian Valley (Pembroke)

        Y

        DEEP RIVER

        117 Banting Dr.  Deep River

        Y

        COBDEN

        43 Astrolabe Rd. Cobden

        Y

        BARRY’S BAY

        18 Billings St  - Paramedic Base - Barry’s Bay

        Y