VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) — A dedicated COVID-19 testing site has been set up on the Downtown Eastside.
Located at 611 Powell St., testing and referrals to housing and medical care will be available on a walk-in basis.
The centre will be open seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and mobile testing is available to those who can’t access the walk-in service.
Vancouver Coastal Health says the new site is meant to serve residents of the Downtown Eastside who are homeless, precariously housed, or otherwise vulnerable with symptoms including a cough, fever, or shortness of breath.
Anyone who has been in contact with someone who has tested positive is also eligible to be tested.