COVID-19 assessment centres could be coming to Brock

COVID-19 tests could soon be much more accessible for Brock residents thanks to a partnership between the Township and the North Durham Family Health Team.

While many details still need to be finalized, council has signed off on giving the organization free use of some municipal facilities to serve as mobile assessment centres.

A report from Clerk Becky Jamieson notes that the family health team established a dedicated assessment centre for area residents at the Prince Albert Hall in Scugog in early August.

The report notes that the mobile assessment centres could operate within Brock two or three times each week in locations in Beaverton, Cannington and Sunderland.

“The Township’s community centres and/or community halls could be utilized for the portable assessment centres. Staff would work with the staff of the North Durham Family Health Team to determine which facilities are most suitable for the centres,” it reads.

A motion to grant free use was unanimously supported by council.

“What an exciting day this is for Brock Township,” said Mayor Debbie Bath-Hadden.

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