Participating organizations must complete a weekly Rapid Testing Reporting Form, and submit iteach Monday to Meggan at email@example.com. Failure to do so will prevent organizations from accessing further testing kits.
IS THERE A COST FOR TESTING KITS?
No. There is no cost to eligible organizations for testing kits.
WHO SHOULD THE TESTS BE ADMINISTERED TO?
The Rapid Testing Program provides access to rapid test kits for organizations with employees that frequently enter the workplace.
Tests should not be administered to symptomatic individuals, as they should be directed to obtain a PCR test through AHS.
Individuals who have been vaccinated may receive a screening test.
Organizations must conduct screening tests either once or twice weekly, but no less frequently than once weekly.
NOTE: Tests may not be used on an as-needed or a one-time basis.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO GET THE RESULTS OF THE TEST?
Test results take 15-20 minutes to process.
Business should also account for the time taken to administer the test.
WHAT WILL BE IN MY TEST KIT?
25 Test devices
25 Extraction Tubes
25 Extraction tube caps
25 Sterilized nasopharyngeal swabs
1 Quick reference guide
NOTE: Rapid testing Kit only come in increments of 25 – we cannot separate kits.
IF I ADMINISTER RAPID TESTS REGULARLY, CAN I REDUCE OTHER SAFETY MEASURES?
Testing does not supplement or replace public health measures such as symptom monitoring, physical distancing, masking, hand hygiene, and isolating when symptomatic or close contact to a confirmed case.
Please continue to follow all public health guidelines as communicate by Alberta Health Services.
HOW LONG IS THE PROGRAM AVAILABLE FOR?
The program will run until December 31, 2021, or when no longer needed, whichever comes first.
WHAT DO I DO WITH UNUSED TESTS?
The organization must return all unused kits to the Chamber on completion of the program. Chamber Staff will notify all participants of the drop-off date.
IS THERE A LIMIT TO HOW MANY KITS I CAN ORDER AT ONCE?
We request each organization order a month’s supply at a time.
ESTIMATION: Number of employees participating, multiplied by the number of times the tests will be administered weekly (recommended is twice weekly), multiplied by four weeks.
10 employees X 2 test per weeks =20
20 X 4 Weeks= 80 Tests
Since test kits come in packs of 25, you will require 4 kits.
WILL THE GOVERNMENT OF ALBERTA OR THE St. ALBERT
AND DISTRICT CHAMBER OF COMMERCE OFFER A SIMILAR PROGRAM FOR VACCINATIONS?
There will not be a similar program for vaccines as vaccines require a medical professional to administer.
If I RUN OUT OF TEST HOW LONG BEFORE I RECEIVE more Kits?
We will need approximately 4-5 business days to process your order depending on the stock availability.
WHAT IF THE BUSINESS REQUIRES A MODIFICATION TO THE AGREEMENT?
If the business requires a change to the agreement, they should contact the Government of Alberta directly by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.