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Rapid COVID-19 tests in Eeyou Istchee


Rapid tests are used in Eeyou Istchee to increase testing capacity to respond to the continued spread and community transmission of the COVID-19 virus. Rapid tests are an important tool in the new Deconfinement Plan in effect in Eeyou Istchee.  

People can still take a clinical test when and if it’s available at their CMC or hospital. But CMCs cannot test all people who require testing, and can’t meet all testing needs when there is a surge in demand for tests.

Rapid testing helps fill that gap. Community members can take a rapid test, at a local site, or at home.

VIDEO: Rapid test video instructions are available at the bottom of this page.


General information about rapid tests

Rapid tests at home

Resources: If your Rapid Test is positive

If you test positive for COVID-19, it's important to let your close contacts know right away, so they can take necessary precautions to protect tho

Rapid tests when you've already had COVID-19

VIDEO (Cree): How to Use the BTNX Rapid Test at home

Remote video URL

How to Use the BTNX At-Home Rapid Antigen Test

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