[Updated] The Ministry of Health has teamed up with the Marketplace to provide Covid-19 Pop-Up Testing Sites.
In an online post, the Government said, “The Ministry of Health has teamed up with The Marketplace to provide #COVID19 [#Coronavirus] Pop-Up Testing Sites [MarketPlace Stores]. View the schedule for June 2020:”
Update 7.44pm: A MarketPlace spokesperson said, “Given our physical presence in communities across the island and ability to reach thousands of consumers, we are in a unique position to assist in the Government’s efforts in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic.
“The MarketPlace today announced a partnership with the Ministry of Health to offer pop-up Covid-19 testing at select stores across the island through the month of June. The MarketPlace supports the Government’s efforts in minimising the threat and impact of the virus and will help by facilitating island-wide test sites with a goal of increasing test frequency.
“It’s important for The MarketPlace customers to understand that they will not be impacted. Testing will take place in secure areas of parking lots – not inside – on the following days and times:
- Heron Bay MarketPlace: Friday, June 12 from 3pm to 7pm; Sunday, June 14 from 12pm to 5pm; Wednesday, June 24 from 3pm to 7pm; Thursday, June 18 from 2pm to 7pm; and Tuesday, June 30 from 3pm to 7pm
- Shelly Bay MarketPlace: Saturday, June 13 from 3pm to 7pm; Friday, June 19 from 3pm to 7pm; Sunday, June 21 from 12pm to 5pm; and Thursday, June 25 and Monday, June 29 from 3pm to 7pm
- Somerset MarketPlace: Saturday, June 20 from and Friday, June 26 from 3pm to 7pm
- Modern Mart: Sunday, June 28 from 12pm to 5pm
Seth Stutzman, president of The MarketPlace group of companies, said: “There’s still much work to be done and we’d like to assist to further combat this disease.
“In addition to increased sanitisation of our stores, providing our associates with appropriate personal protective equipment, and following public health guidelines, this partnership with the Ministry of Health is a natural next step for us as we continually ensure a safe environment for our associates, customers and the communities that we serve, which is our highest priority.
“We’re all in this together and many of us can play greater roles in supporting the Government’s efforts and that’s what we are doing.”