The West Nipissing Chamber of Commerce HAS INVENTORY
of Rapid Test Kits. To place an order, please follow the instructions below.
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.
Frequent screening with rapid antigen tests increases the chances of early identification of cases in asymptomatic individuals ONLY. Recommended frequency is twice per employee, per week. The Ontario Government has also released guidance for organizations that choose to participate in COVID-19 screening that falls outside of the public health care system, to ensure there is appropriate oversight and consumer protection and that public resources are supporting public health initiatives.
These kits are free and only available to businesses under 150 employees.
Each business will have need to assign a Designated Screening Supervisor, who will be the chamber’s contact person throughout the process. They will be responsible for placing the order, picking up the order.
Once your order is received and packaged you receive a confirmation email containing the date and time of your pick-up.
If you have multiple businesses, please fill out one form per business.
How to Order:
Complete the Online Order Form
Pick Up Info:
You will receive an email confirmation with a date and time for your designated pick up time.
Pick up will take place at the West Nipissing Chamber's Office at: 30 Front. St Unit B Sturgeon Falls ON P2B 3L4
Once all of this is completed the Designated Screening Supervisor will then receive a 2-week supply of rapid antigen screening kits.
No DROP INS will be accepted, an appointment is necessary to pick up.