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UBC announces rapid COVID-19 tests will be available for first years (SPH)

Results will be available in 15 minutes, with the process taking 20 to 30 minutes at most. (Photo credit: Ubyssey Online)
Results will be available in 15 minutes, with the process taking 20 to 30 minutes at most. (Photo credit: Ubyssey Online)

UBC has announced that rapid COVID-19 screening tests will be available for students and staff who live and work in first-year residence.

The voluntary tests will begin on February 9 and will continue until April 8.

“We’re thrilled to tell you that, beginning on February 9, 2021, rapid COVID-19 screening tests will be available for all students who live in first-year residence (Orchard Commons and Totem Park),” Student Housing and Community Services (SHCS) wrote in an email to first years on Monday afternoon.

The program is a collaboration between federal and provincial governments, Providence Health Care, VCH, the UBC School of Nursing and SHCS.

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