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Massive expansion of rapid testing in Alberta

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At least two million rapid tests will be available for businesses and sectors in Alberta. This follows the successful rollout of more than 1.2 million rapid tests to long-term care facilities, schools, outbreak sites, hospitals, homeless shelters and industries across the province.

Any employer or service provider in Alberta can apply for the free rapid tests.

To be eligible for rapid testing kits, employers and service providers must submit a screening program plan that outlines:

  • protocols for administering the tests
  • the use of personal protective equipment
  • processes for reporting results and managing individuals who screen positive.

A health-care provider is required to oversee the organization’s screening program. However, the tests can be administered by a trained layperson, and self-administration is permissible under certain conditions.

While anyone can apply, Alberta’s government will prioritize businesses or organizations involved with vulnerable populations, high-risk settings and workplaces, first responders, essential services and critical industry, and sectors that support the reopening of economic and social activities.


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  • Date

    Mar 23, 2021

  • By

    Government of Alberta


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