The Upper Ottawa Valley Chamber of Commerce (UOVCC) has an opportunity to bring a Rapid Antigen Screening Kit Program to the businesses in our area and work to help contain the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
What is a Rapid Antigen Screening Kit? Antigen test (frequently referred to as a rapid test) detects protein fragments specific to the Coronavirus. It can be done in a variety of dedicated spaces configured to support the testing parameters. Turn around time for results is usually very quick and results can be reported within 15 minutes. This is a program for businesses to screen their employees and reduce the spread of the virus amongst workers.
The UOVCC is reaching out to gauge interest form their members and the business community. Should enough members express interest they will move forward with bringing the OCC Rapid Antigen Screening Kit Program to our region.
Please review the fast facts below:
OCC Rapid Antigen Screening Kit Program Fast Facts:
1. This program is for companies with under 150 employees (larger companies can contact the Chamber office and we would provide contact information on how they could order their own kits.)
2. There is no cost to participate in the Chamber's Rapid Antigen Screening Kits Program and it it is open to all businesses whether they are Chamber members or not.
3. Businesses or organizations wanting to participate are required to sign an MOU with the Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation & Trade (MEDJCT).
The survey is open until May 7th.