Rapid test kits are now available for employers in the province of Alberta.
Businesses and service providers are no longer required to have a health-care provider oversee their rapid testing program.
Employers and service providers can apply to receive free rapid test kits for use in their organization’s COVID-19 screening program.
Rapid testing screening programs can identify pre-symptomatic and asymptomatic cases – people who don’t know they’re infected with COVID-19 – so they can be isolated early to stop the spread. People with symptoms or known exposure must use the online assessment tool to get tested through Alberta Health Services.
Rapid test kits were successfully piloted in long-term care, outbreaks, hospitals, homeless shelters and industry.
The rapid testing program is open to any public, private or not-for-profit employer or service provider with an approved COVID-19 screening program.
The application process will prioritize businesses or organizations involved with:
How it works
View further details on the requirements, and resources, at www.alberta.ca/rapid-testing-program.
**The province has launched a new rapid testing partnership with Alberta Chambers of Commerce. Chambers can act as a distribution centre for test kits but employers still have to implement their own screening program and weekly reporting.
If you have reviewed all of the information on Rapid Test Kits and would like to order kits through the Drumheller and District Chamber of Commerce, please email us or call 403-823-8100.