Alberta Expands Rapid Testing

Lisa C. Community, COVID-19, Settlement & Community News, Updates

Rapid tests will
  • support screening programs to reduce the spread of COVID-19;
  • prevent outbreaks at a wide range of businesses and sectors.
Thousands of additional rapid tests are being deployed to more businesses and service providers in Alberta:
  • 325,000 tests to Suncor, Syncrude and CNRL
  • 267,000 to long-term care, designated supportive living and hospice facilities
  • 100,000 for a new pilot program offering rapid tests in schools
  • 100,000 to rural and remote hospitals, assessment centres and other health care sites
  • 76,000 to WestJet
  • 56,000 to various other industries and groups across the province

Word of the Day:

Hospice: a facility that provides care for a person with a serious or life-threatening illness.

* The information in this article is taken from the official news release of Alberta Government’s website on March 12, 2021: Nearly 1M rapid tests distributed across Alberta |