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Rapid COVID-19 Testing Now in the Ontario Workplace

April 2, 2021


The Ontario provincial government recently announced that it is relaxing the regulations around the use of COVID-19 rapid antigen tests (“RATs”) to make it easier for businesses to test for COVID-19 in the workplace. Employees who want to self-swab for a rapid antigen point-of-care test in the workplace offered by their employer will now be able to do so.

Ontario initially launched the Provincial Antigen Screening Program as a pilot in November 2020 to deploy RATs to essential workplaces and sectors and to quickly identify and help stop the spread of COVID-19.

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