As COVID-19 continues to spread across Canada, businesses are continuously making efforts to promote the health and safety of workers during this time. Many workplaces are keeping their teams safe through preventative measures such as frequent hand washing, physical distancing, masks, screenings, and vaccinations. As part of your workplace’s screening initiatives, consider including rapid testing kits for COVID-19 to identify asymptomatic or symptomatic cases. Through rapid testing, the cases can be quickly identified (in 15 minutes) and the spread of virus throughout the workplace can be prevented.
To help with this screening process The Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) has started the COVID-19 Rapid Screen Initiative. The OCC will be giving out free COVID-19 rapid test kits for small and midsize businesses. This offer applies to businesses that have 150 employees or less. OCC offers these free kits for businesses throughout Ontario and businesses that are not a part of chambers can participate as well. The kits are quick and easy to use and can be combined with your workplace’s existing safety measures to serve as an extra precaution. Play your part in reducing the spread of the virus and create a safer work environment!
How to get these free testing kits?
The process for obtaining these free kits is quick and easy. Follow the link below and it will take you to a list of chambers of commerce and boards of trade that are a part of the program. Select the chamber or board of trade in your region and fill out an application; your kits will be ready for pick up at your scheduled time!