Calgary, Edmonton drive-thru testing for COVID-19 by AHS referral only

AHS testing centres for COVID-19 are ramping up services, including adding drive-thru options, as more people require testing in the Edmonton and Calgary zones.

The centres are all by referral only, said an AHS representative, which means that members of the public will not be allowed to drive up without having been told to go for testing by Health Link 811.

Concerned about COVID-19? Here are some things you need to know:

Symptoms can include fever, cough and difficulty breathing – very similar to a cold or flu. Some people can develop a more severe illness. People most at risk of this include older adults and people with severe chronic medical conditions like heart, lung or kidney disease.

To prevent the virus from spreading, experts recommend frequent handwashing and coughing into your sleeve. And if you get sick, stay at home.

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