Rapid Antigen Screening Program

NORTH GRENVILLE CHAMBER Rolling Out Free Rapid Tests to SMEs
Ontario Chamber Network begins distributing rapid tests to help keep businesses and communities safe through COVID-19 Rapid Screening Initiative
North Grenville Chamber of Commerce – August 25th, 2021 – The North Grenville Chamber od Commerce and the Ontario Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Ontario and Canadian governments, have launched the COVID-19 Rapid Screening Initiative. A dedicated page in our website to order screening tests for your employees is now live www.northgrenvillechamber.ca. Through this initiative, the NG Chamber will roll out free rapid tests for small- and medium-sized businesses in North Grenville Region.
The COVID-19 Rapid Screening Initiative will provide free rapid antigen tests for employees of small and medium-sized businesses. Businesses (including non-chamber members) with 150 employees or less are welcome to participate in this program. 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 the North Grenville area.
The Initiative was first successfully piloted in the Waterloo region by the Greater Kitchener Waterloo and Cambridge Chambers of Commerce in partnership with Communitech, the Government of Ontario and Government of Canada. Through this pilot, the chambers have delivered 120,000 kits to nearly 1,400 businesses in the region. This means that up to 30,000 employees in essential workplaces are receiving regular screening twice weekly in the Waterloo region alone. The COVID-19 Rapid Screening Initiative builds upon the success of this existing program and delivers tests into the hands of small and medium-sized businesses across the province.
“Rapid testing is one of the key ways to keep workplaces as safe as possible during the pandemic as we wait for vaccinations to roll out. It will be an essential part of curbing the spread of COVID-19 in our communities so that we can get on the path to economic recovery faster,” said Rocco Rossi, President and CEO of the Ontario Chamber of Commerce.
Interested SMEs can log into www.northgrenvillechamber.ca to order their two-week supply of rapid tests.
The kits will be ready for pick-up at the Chamber Office located in the North Grenville Municipal Centre  - 285 HWY 44, Kemptville by appointment only. A designate from each SME, responsible for supervising the self-screening collection onsite, will be required to attend the site for the initial pick-up where they will receive video training to properly supervise the screening process and safely dispose of the used kits.
Visit our screening website www.northgrenvillechamber.ca to do your ordering & reporting! 
For more information contact us:
Megan McDonald