Today, the Province of Manitoba announced a second community medical clinic will now offer after-hours COVID-19 testing as part of a partnership between the Manitoba government and Doctors Manitoba to expand testing capacity.
Testing will begin Friday, Nov. 6 and will be by appointment only. Appointments can be made online on Manitoba’s COVID-19 testing website. The clinic will run COVID-19 testing Mondays through Fridays from 5-10pm. Weekend appointments will also be available on Saturdays and Sundays from 10am to 4pm.
“This is a time when we must all work together to do our part, and this is what Red River College does best — responding to the needs of our community,” said RRC President Fred Meier.
“We are busy making the necessary preparations to ensure this site is ready and easily accessible to all Manitobans who need it. We are proud to step forward and offer our expertise and facilities to further expand testing efforts through this important partnership with the Minor Illness and Injury Clinic and the Province of Manitoba.”
The province has also collaborated with Red River College to develop a micro-credential training option to expand the pool of providers able to safely perform COVID-19 nasopharyngeal sample collection at authorized COVID-19 test sites, further supporting testing efforts in Manitoba. The program is in high demand and RRC is on track to train over 180 health-care professionals and students.
For more information about testing, or to book an appointment, visit Manitoba’s COVID-19 testing website.