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I work in a school, should I get tested for COVID-19?

Welcome to “A Virtual Q&A with Shoppers Drug Mart Pharmacists”! Join our pharmacists as they answer your questions on various health and medication topics.

I work in a school, should I get tested for COVID-19?

There was a recent announcement by Alberta’s chief medical officer, Dr. Deena Hinshaw, encouraging all teachers and school staff to voluntarily get tested, prior to students returning to school in September. This will help the government assess re-entry risk at baseline and also help them closely monitor the virus activity throughout the school. So again, if you are an educator in Alberta, and you are asymptomatic and feeling well, please contact your nearest Shoppers Drug Mart Pharmacy to book your test.

Whether you have questions about your prescription medications, over-the-counter products, immunizations, or other health concerns, our pharmacists are here to help.

The information provided is for personal use, reference and education only and is not intended to be a substitute for a physician’s advice, diagnosis or treatment. Please consult your healthcare professional for specific information on personal health matters.

This information included in this recording is correct as of September 1, 2020.