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COVID-19 Rapid Screening Program

NOTE: The Leamington District Chamber of Commerce is still involved in the distribution of the Rapid Screening Program to our local small and medium-sized employers; however there remains a serious supply chain issue with all chambers not receiving stock. At this time we have been sent a limited supply and will be getting the tests out to businesses so they will have a 2 week supply.

 

Keep your employees and our community safe with FREE Covid-19 Rapid Antigen Self Screening kits!

Why do this?

The latest information from Health Canada suggests that up to 1/3 of people carrying the virus are asymptomatic! Over 50% of known cases were transmitted by an asymptomatic carrier. This makes it incredibly important to find asymptomatic carriers in order to combat the spread and get to a more normalized community life.

A Covid-19 rapid screening test can be performed anywhere (i.e. at your workplace!) and does not require shipping a specimen to a lab for processing. It takes approximately 15 minutes to see the results. Frequent testing increases the chances of early identification of cases.

How does the Program work?

  • Small businesses select a representative from their company to be the “Screening Supervisor” responsible for the program
  • They sign up for this free program on the Leamington District Chamber of Commerce website, complete the Program Agreement form, and book a 15 minute appointment for their Screening Supervisor to come to the Leamington Chamber of Commerce Office to receive training and pick up a two week supply of kits
  • Employees administer the test themselves, with a gentle nasal swab, under the guidance of their Screening Supervisor
  • Test results are ready in 15 minutes
  • Anyone who tests presumed positive, or inconclusive, is directed to self-isolate and get a PCR (standard) test as soon as possible
  • The Screening Supervisor reports the total number of tests completed, number of positive tests, number of negative tests, etc on the Leamington Chamber website
  • Employees are generally tested twice per week
  • Reorder your kits on our website as needed

 

Additional FAQs

Click here for Additional FAQs | Rapid Test Guidance

You’ve tested positive, now what?

Sign Up for the Program

Step #1: Book your pickup appointment

(you will upload your Agreement and also complete the intake form in this step)

Step #2: Pick up your kits at the office at your appointment time

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Step #3: Reorder your kits

(please re-upload your original PASP Agreement or a new agreement if your contact person has changed)

Appointments are required and masks are mandatory inside the building.

If scheduling your first visit, please complete the PASP Agreement form and upload it when you book your appointment. For your first visit you will be required to watch a short training video.

On future pickups, the video and a new PASP agreement will only be required if there has been a change of contact person at your organization.

Be sure to keep posted and we will continue to provide the tests as long as they are available

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