Waterloo Region residents advised to seek testing at local assessment centres if showing signs of COVID-19

April 22nd, 2021

Waterloo Region – All residents are advised to seek testing at a local assessment centre if they are showing symptoms of COVID-19. Residents are also directed to seek testing if they have been exposed to a confirmed case or if they have screened positive on a rapid test. Assessment and testing centres in Waterloo Region have capacity to test all eligible individuals.

COVID-19 is circulating in our community and testing is an essential strategy to our ability to control and limit the spread of COVID-19. It is important for all local residents who are eligible to book an appointment to get tested. Region of Waterloo Public Health receives all positive test results and engages in case and contact management to further limit the spread.

“To really understand COVID-19 in our community, testing and contact tracing must continue as it needs to,” said Lee Fairclough, Hospital Lead, Waterloo Region Health Sector Control Group and President of St. Mary’s General Hospital. “We encourage people that if you are showing any symptoms of COVID-19 at all, please visit one of our assessment centres and get tested.”

Complete Ontario’s self-assessment to determine when to seek testing. https://covid-19.ontario.ca/self-assessment/

Local assessment and testing centres are available at:

  • Cambridge-North Dumfries Community Assessment and Testing Centre
    215 Holiday Inn Drive, Cambridge
  • Grand River Hospital COVID-19 Drive-Thru Testing Centre
    15 Charles Street West, Kitchener
  • Kitchener-Waterloo-Wilmot-Wellesley-Woolwich (KW4) Community Assessment Centre
    50 Westmount Road North, Waterloo
  • St. Mary’s General Hospital COVID-19 Testing Clinic
    50 Bathurst Drive, Unit 1, Waterloo

If you do not have symptoms and meet the testing criteria, asymptomatic testing is also available at pharmacies across Waterloo Region.

For information about assessment centres and testing in Waterloo Region visit regionofwaterloo.ca/COVID19testing

For media information, please contact:

Patrick Moore
Manager, Communications
St. Mary’s General Hospital
pmoore@smgh.ca

Cheryl Evans
Manager, Communications and Engagement
Grand River Hospital
cheryl.evans@grhosp.on.ca

Stephan Beckhoff
Manager, Public Affairs and Communications
Cambridge Memorial Hospital
sbeckhoff@cmh.org

Kerri Hutchinson
Health Communications, Supervisor
Region of Waterloo Public Health
kehutchinson@regionofwaterloo.ca