COVID-19 Information and Testing 

In South Georgian Bay

COVID-19 UPDATES

COVID-19 Testing Information

 

Anyone in South Georgian Bay

South Georgian Bay residents can now pick up COVID-19 rapid antigen tests at their local primary care provider’s office. If you do not have a primary care provider, you can pick up COVID-19 rapid antigen test at the Wasaga Beach Medical Clinic.

Please call ahead to confirm availability

People with high risk of severe outcomes from COVID-19

People with high risk of severe outcomes from COVID-19 can receive two types of free testing from the Ministry of Health:

OR

  • molecular tests (which includes polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and rapid molecular testing)

COVID-19 Community Risk Level

The purpose of the COVID-19 Community Risk Level is to help you determine the best ways to protect yourself and others from COVID-19 infection and serious illness. The risk of infection and severe illness, along with the risk of developing Long COVID or Post COVID-19 Syndrome, increases as community, personal and situational risk increases. As risks increase, add more layers of protection. The more precautions you take, the better you and others around you will be protected.

COVID-19 Antiviral Treatment

Antiviral treatments for COVID-19 can prevent serious illness if taken quickly after symptoms start (within the first few days). They are available in Ontario for free to anyone with a prescription. A physician, nurse practitioner or participating pharmacist can prescribe treatment if it is right for you and if you are at higher risk of serious illness.

Those considered high risk include

  • Anyone over the age of 60
  • Anyone over the age of 18 and immunocompromised 
  • Anyone who did not receive a full primary series of the COVID-19 vaccine 
  • Anyone who received a full primary series of the COVID-19 vaccine but has not had a COVID-19 vaccine or COVID-19 infection within the past 6 months

To learn about COVID-19 antiviral treatments, who is eligible and how to get treatment, click the button below.

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