Ontario Expands COVID-19 Rapid Testing Across Province

Ontario Expands COVID-19 Rapid Testing Across Province

The Ontario government, in partnership with the federal government and the Ontario Chamber of Commerce, has launched the COVID-19 Rapid Screening Initiative for small and medium-sized businesses across the province.

The COVID-19 Rapid Screening Initiative will provide free rapid antigen tests for employees of small and medium-sized businesses through participating local chambers of commerce and other organizations. The program will screen for asymptomatic cases of COVID-19 in the workplace that might otherwise be missed, helping to keep workers and their families safe and businesses open.

What you need to know

Rapid testing is an additional screening method that can help stop the spread of covid 19 by identifying cases that may otherwise have been missed. Organizations can test on-site 1-3 times per week and get results in about 15 minutes.

To find out if on-site testing is right for you:

Access free test kits

The Provincial Antigen Screening Program provides free rapid antigen test kits to high-risk communities, organizations and essential workplaces.

Program participants:

  • must agree to the program terms and conditions
  • review onboarding and training materials
  • order free test kits from the province of Ontario
  • report testing data to the province each week

Free test kits are also available from:

Buy test kits

If you are not eligible for free test kits, you can still buy them and hire or train people to do on-site covid 19 testing for you.

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