Canadian Coast Guard crews to get COVID-19 testing

Crews on board Canadian Coast Guard icebreakers heading to the Arctic this summer can expect to be tested for COVID-19. “Following very constructive conversations with provincial health authorities in Quebec, we have secured COVID-19 testing for all Canadian Coast Guard crew members who are deploying to the Arctic from Quebec City this season,” a spokesperson said on Monday, June 15. “We continue to work to arrange testing for crew members deploying to the Arctic from St. John’s, N.L. and Victoria, B.C.” The icebreaking season starts June 22, with the scheduled departure of the CCGS Pierre Radisson. This photo shows the Terry Fox breaking ice ahead of the Louis S. St-Laurent during a science mission charting Canada’s Arctic continental shelf in 2015. (Photo courtesy of the Canadian Coast Guard)

By Jane George

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