UCalgary lab helps support timely COVID-19 test results for international travellers

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UCalgary lab helps support timely COVID-19 test results for international travellers

Lab provides unique service to Albertans and policy-makers

When international travellers choose to take a COVID-19 test at the Coutts border crossing and Calgary International Airport, the samples will be analyzed at the University of Calgary. The pilot project, initiated by the Governments of Canada and Alberta, will safely test an alternative to the current 14-day quarantine requirement for international travellers while continuing to protect Canadians from COVID-19.

Alberta Health Services, Alberta Precision Laboratories and UCalgary are partnering to supply timely test information. People who test negative for COVID-19 will then be allowed to leave their place of quarantine provided they commit to following specific public health measures up to day 14 and getting a second test on day six or seven after arrival....

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