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Hundreds Of Loblaws Drug Marts In Alberta Will Have COVID-19 Testing Next Month

Get tested while you stock up on essentials. 🧻

As the school year is about to begin, COVID-19 testing in Alberta has become so mainstream that you can now get it done while grabbing groceries.

In a release on Tuesday, August 18, the province announced that they were expanding testing and Albertans without any symptoms of novel coronavirus can now book COVID-19 tests at Shoppers Drug Mart and other Loblaws pharmacies.

This will provide a baseline for school re-entry and enhance access throughout the school year.

Dr. Deena Hinshaw

Right now, only 50 Loblaws pharmacies are offering testing; however, by the start of September, all 234 of their locations in Alberta will.

You should only do this test if you have no symptoms — if you're symptomatic, book your test through Alberta Health Services.

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