RAPID ANTIGEN SCREENING KIT

***ATTENTION: WE ARE NOW OUT OF KITS AND WAITING FOR OUR NEXT ORDER, WHICH IS NOT EXPECTED UNTIL EARLY FEBRUARY. THEN WE WILL NEED DISTRIBUTION TIME.
YOU MAY ORDER KITS BUT WILL BE PLACED ON A WAIT LIST. ***

The COVID-19 Rapid Screening Initiative provides free rapid antigen tests for employees of small and medium-sized businesses. The tests are distributed through the Huron Chamber of Commerce – Goderich, Central and North Huron in a program supported by Ontario Chamber of Commerce, Government of Ontario and Government of Canada. Businesses (including non-chamber members) with 150 employees or less are welcome to participate in this program, along with daycares, private schools and private colleges where testing is mandated. The goal of the program is to identify asymptomatic cases of COVID-19 in the workplace that might otherwise be missed, helping to curb the spread in the workplace, at home and around the community in Goderich and area. 

Please be aware of a recent provincial government memo, which reads, in part:

“Updates to the provincial antigen testing guidance made on Aug. 25, 2021 now recommend against the use of rapid antigen screening for fully-vaccinated individuals. In practice, this means that regardless of vaccination status, an individual may still choose to participate in rapid antigen screening and does not need to disclose their vaccination status to participate or not participate in sectors where screening is voluntary. These changes have been made to guidance to reflect the low likelihood of COVID-19 within fully vaccinated groups, which reduces the utility of screening and could result in an increase of false positive results, which we know are disruptive to businesses. This approach is informed by the findings of several expert panels.”

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE ORDERING

***ATTENTION: WE ARE NOW OUT OF KITS AND WAITING FOR OUR NEXT ORDER,WHICH IS NOT EXPECTED UNTIL EARLY FEBRUARY. THEN WE WILL NEED DISTRIBUTION TIME.
YOU MAY ORDER KITS BUT WILL BE PLACED ON A WAIT LIST. ***
  1. Fill out the “Order Self Screening Kits” report.
  2. Once order is received and packaged you will be notified by The Huron Chamber of Commerce – Goderich, Central and North Huron. Please do not visit the pickup site until your time for pickup has been scheduled.
  3. Each company should assign a Screening Supervisor Designate , who will be the contact person.
  4. If you have multiple businesses, please fill out one form per business.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE YOU ARRIVE

***ATTENTION: WE ARE NOW OUT OF KITS AND WAITING FOR OUR NEXT ORDER, WHICH IS NOT EXPECTED UNTIL EARLY FEBRUARY. THEN WE WILL NEED DISTRIBUTION TIME.
YOU MAY ORDER KITS BUT WILL BE PLACED ON A WAIT LIST. ***
  1. All visitors must complete and PASS a COVID-19 assessment before entry into the premises.
  2. Check in at registration and provide the completed PASP (Provincial Antigen Screening Program) form. Click here to download the agreement form.
  3. There is a link to a 5-minute training video in your information package sent with your pick up time. You will need to watch it.
  4. Capacity limited to 2 visitors at any one time.
  5. Masks and physical distancing are mandatory while in the building.

REPORTING YOUR RESULTS

In order to participate in the Workplace Self Screening program, all participants must agree to immediately report the results as soon as employees have been tested.

Your Screening Supervisor Designate will be responsible for reporting all results.

Results can only be submitted through the online portal.

Results are shared with Health Canada and the Ministry of Health Ontario.

*Find the link to the ‘Self Screening Kit Reporting’ here. 

REMINDER

**For information on what to do if you test positive in a rapid antigen screening, please check here.

The Workplace Self Screening Kits program operates:

  • Wednesdays, starting at 10 am.
  • All kits are picked up at: Goderich Memorial Arena, 180 McDonald St., Goderich

Got a question about the workplace self screening kits? Email kits@huronchamber.ca

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