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Health officials urge COVID-19 testing for Halifax area post-secondary students

Dalhousie University is seen on Nov. 26, 2020. Alexa MacLean/Global Halifax

HALIFAX – Health officials are urging post-secondary students in the Halifax area to get tested for COVID-19.

Officials say several cases of novel coronavirus have been diagnosed in Halifax’s student population, and they recommend all students should be tested – even if they haven’t travelled, have no symptoms and have not been at a location with an exposure warning.

Read more: Mobile COVID-19 testing unit to be at Dalhousie University this week

Drop-in testing begins today and is available all week at Dalhousie University.

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Pop-up rapid testing will also take place outside Halifax beginning Wednesday at St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish, N.S., and at two locations in Sydney, N.S., including Cape Breton University.

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Officials say testing at the mobile health units is available to everyone and not just students.

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Nova Scotia reported no new cases of COVID-19 Monday and had a total of 15 active cases.