COVID-19 Testing for community of Makkovik

Public Notice – February 18, 2021

Labrador-Grenfell Health is encouraging all community members in Makkovik to get a COVID-19 test. Testing will be available February 18 and 19 without appointment. Individuals can get a test even if they have not travelled and do not show COVID-19 symptoms.

Testing will be provided at Labrador-Grenfell Health’s Makkovik Community Clinic beginning at Noon February 18, in collaboration with Nunatsiavut Government Department of Health and Social Development. Community members will be notified by Nunatsiavut Government through Facebook and phone on when they should arrive. Community members should contact the clinic if they have concerns about transportation to attend for their test.

Individuals seeking testing are reminded to bring their MCP card and to maintain physical distancing while waiting to get their swab.

The severity of symptoms of COVID-19 can range from mild to severe and are defined as:

  • Fever (including chills/sweats)
  • Cough (new or worsening)
  • Small red or purple spots on hands and/or feet
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Loss of appetite
  • Vomiting or diarrhea for more than 24 hours
  • Runny, stuffy or congested nose (not related to seasonal allergies or other known causes/conditions)
  • Sore throat or difficulty swallowing
  • Headache
  • Acute loss of sense of smell or taste
  • Unusual fatigue, lack of energy
  • New onset of muscle aches

Everyone has a responsibility to monitor for symptoms and prevent the spread of COVID. The public is reminded that we are currently in Alert Level 5 and the best defense against COVID-19 is through physical distancing, hand hygiene, and wearing a mask.

For updates pertaining to Labrador-Grenfell Health’s ongoing services and restrictions, please visit our Twitter page or

For more information and regular updates on COVID-19, please visit the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador website at


Media Contact:

Amanda MacNeil

Regional Director of Communications, Labrador-Grenfell Health