The Stouffville Chamber of Commerce has announced that over 130 local businesses have received over 11,000 Rapid Test kits to test their staff for Covid-19, with more orders coming in every week.
Through this initiative, the Stouffville Chamber of Commerce has been providing free rapid test kits to local small and medium-sized businesses.
The program continues to help small businesses keep their employees and customers safe by curbing the spread of COVID-19 at work so that we can get on the path to economic recovery faster.
“Chambers of commerce and boards of trade have been indispensable resources in their communities, particularly since the onset of the COVID-19 crisis,” said Stouffville Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Karen Wootton. “Public health and the health of our economy are interdependent. That is why our chamber is proud to distribute rapid tests to small businesses in Stouffville. We hope that through this program, we will be able to curb the spread and continue to reopen our local economy safely”
The COVID-19 Rapid Screening Initiative provides free rapid antigen tests for employees of small and medium-sized businesses. The tests are distributed through participating local chambers of commerce and boards of trade in Ontario. Businesses (including non-chamber members) with 150 employees or less are welcome to participate in this program. The goal of the program is to identify asymptomatic cases of COVID-19 in the workplace that might otherwise be missed, helping to curb the spread in the workplace, at home and around the community in Stouffville.
The Initiative builds upon the success of the program that was first successfully piloted in the Waterloo region by the Greater Kitchener Waterloo and Cambridge Chambers of Commerce in partnership with Communitech, the Government of Ontario and Government of Canada.
Interested SMEs can log into stouffvillechamber.ca/rapid-screening to order their two-week supply of rapid tests.
Photo: Evangelo’s Fine Jewellery owner Scott Silver is one of the many local business leaders benefitting from the Stouffville Chamber of Commerce’s offer of free rapid tests for local small and mid-size businesses.