The Rapid Antigen Testing program will provide free rapid antigen point-of-care tests for employees of small and medium-sized businesses. The program is designed to help detect cases of COVID-19 in the workplace that might otherwise be missed, helping to keep workers and their families safe.
This program has been made possible with the help of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, the Ontario Chamber of Commerce and is a collaborative effort of the Bracebridge, Gravenhurst, Huntsville/Lake of Bays, Muskoka Lakes, and the Orillia and District Chambers of Commerce.
Abbott Rapid Panbio Antigen Screening
The rapid screening kits are provided by the Ontario Government complimentary to small and medium sized businesses as an additional tool to help keep workplaces in Ontario safe.
Care and attention to following the proper process for the screening kits is essential for this tool to be effective as any misuse can negatively impact the workplace.
The latest information from Health Canada suggests that up to one-third of people carrying the COVID-19 virus are asymptomatic with little to no noticeable symptoms. Over 50% of known COVID-19 cases were transmitted by an asymptomatic carrier. This makes it incredibly important to find asymptomatic carriers in order to combat the spread of COVID in our workplaces and our communities.