COVID-19 Testing Info

by Nathan Couvillon

Testing (updated Feb 4, 2022)

  • Congregate living situation or those that work with people that live congregate living situations
  • Symptomatic
  • OLIS – Ontario Laboratories Information System
  • COVaxON Province’s solution to accessing COVID information
  • Positives – you will be contacted by the local health unit
  • Isolation requirements to align with PHO or local health unit

Testing – Results from SwitchHealth

  • If you experience delays
  • If you workers are in quarantine longer than expected

Contact:


Testing – Rapid Antigen Test Kits

  • Shipment arrived and distributed
  • New test kits have been requested
  • Due to demand, our shipment has been delayed
  • Starting a waiting list
  • Will contact farms as they become available
  • Limited distribution

Testing – PCR

  • CRST will do on-farm assessments
  • Medical Laboratories of Windsor will do on-farm assessments
  • Other areas are encouraged to contact me directly

Differences Between Types of Testing

Testing – PCR Asymptomatic
Testing – PCR Symptomatic
Testing – Rapid Antigen Test Kits
  • First Nations, Inuit or Metis
  • Admitted into hospital / congregate living setting and are not vaccinated
  • High risk setting exposure including hospital, long term care, retirement or congregate living setting
  • Written approval for out of country medical services
  • Hospital patient, emergency or discretion of treating clinician
  • Health care worker working with patients
  • Staff member of hospital, congregate living including TFW settings. Exposure to high-risk living setting.
  • Outpatient treatment
  • Underhoused or homeless
  • Elementary and secondary students / staff will receive self-collection kits if available
  • Nothing available at this time
  • New test kits have been requested
  • Due to demand, our shipment has been delayed
  • Starting a waiting list
  • Will contact farms as they become available
  • Limited distribution

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