What to Expect at NorWest during COVID-19

Masks are Mandatory
at all NorWest Co-op Locations

As of Monday, September 28th, 2020 all staff and visitors must wear a mask to meet Orange and Red restriction level pandemic response standards at all NorWest Co-op Community locations. If you have any cold or flu-like symptoms, public health officials strongly urge you to isolate and get tested for COVID-19.

Symptoms include a cough, fever, runny nose, sore throat, headache, or shortness of breath, loss of taste or smell, vomiting, or diarrhea for more than 24 hours, muscle aches, fatigue, conjunctivitis (pink eye), skin rash or unknown cause, nausea or loss of appetite.

You CANNOT be tested for COVID-19 at Access NorWest or NorWest Clinic at Bluebird Lodge.


Access NorWest


Entering our Facility

Dynacare Lab at 785 Keewatin Street

  • To adhere to Provincial COVID-19 Guidelines you are required to wear a mask and adhere to social distancing protocols.
  • All clients are expected to stand in line outside, adhering to social distancing protocols. Our receptionist will announce when you can enter the facility.
  • Due to COVID-19 pandemic, our front screening staff will ask questions to determine how best to provide you with service/care. It is important that you answer each question honestly.
  • Open Monday – Friday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm. This Dynacare site does not book appointments.  Clients have to come in person, take a number and wait until their number is called.
  • Concerns regarding Dynacare Lab to be directed to their Customer Service Department at 1-855-944-7200

Inkster Parent Child Coalition

IPCC is offering a combination of in-person groups with limited registration, and our Playcation and Mini Chef packages.

At in-person programs:

All families are screened prior to the start of the program and everyone over the age of 5, is required to wear masks. Children and caregivers hands will be sanitized when entering and leaving the program. Equipment will be sanitized prior to the program, as well as spray bottles of sanitizer will be made available during the program for use as needed.

At gym programs-Each family will have an area of the gym, with their own matt and equipment designated for them. For the first half of program, caregivers will participate in a planned physical activity, and an art or small motor activity, with their child.  For the second half of the program we will all participate in circle time songs and rhymes together, with each families mat serving as their designated “spot”.

At outdoor programs-When using equipment children play at play stations, with children sanitizing their hands between each station. During circle time songs, we will use hula-hoops as visual cues for social distancing.

At the end of group, families will receive a take-out snack to-go.

Families are encouraged to use the washroom before they leave home, to limit contact with high touch surfaces.

Community Food Centre

We have had to limit our programming for the time being, for the safety of our staff, volunteers and community members but CFC is open for take-out meals. Please check the COMMUNITY CALENDAR for availability.

Click here for more on what we’ve accomplished during COVID-19.