Novel Coronavirus COVID-19

COVID-19 Testing

Manitoba's COVID-19 testing approach is based on current and evolving public health evidence.

As the situation has evolved, testing eligibility criteria have expanded to guide the province's response.

Manitoba's test strategy has been based on the following considerations:

  • those at risk for serious disease
  • the potential to transmit the virus within a setting
  • the potential to have serious impact on health care delivery and critical infrastructure
  • the risk of exposure and likelihood of testing positive

Presently, anyone with symptoms of COVID-19 is eligible for testing. Only symptomatic individuals or those advised by public health should visit a COVID-19 testing site.