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Ministry asymptomatic targeted testing expansion

The Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board is working with the Ministry of Education to provide opportunities for students and staff to access COVID-19 testing during the April break. Voluntary asymptomatic targeted testing for staff and students is available through a variety of testing approaches to support the safe return to in-person learning after the break.

The following options will be available to staff and students in the community.

Mobile Testing Clinics
• Mobile testing clinics have been scheduled at various secondary school locations and are open to all students and staff at our HWCDSB. Learn more here.

In-Pharmacy Testing:

Existing Pharmacies
• For the week of April 12-18 only, pharmacies that currently offer asymptomatic testing for education staff, will now accept appointments from students.
• Children attending child care located within schools will also be eligible to access this testing. Please check with your local pharmacy on minimum testing age.
• While students/children can access testing in pharmacies for April 12-18 only, this testing will continue to be available for all staff.
• To book an appointment, visit the Covid-19 Testing Locations website, and select “pharmacy” as your location type, with the booking details requested.

New Pharmacies
• In addition to these pharmacies, Shoppers Drug Mart is also able to offer additional in-pharmacy Rapid Antigen Screening for students and staff beginning April 14, 2021
• Please see Appendix for list of participating stores
• To book an appointment, please contact the store directly.

Assessment Centres
• For the week of April 12-18, students and staff will also be able to access asymptomatic testing at local assessment centres.
• Children attending child care located within schools, and child care staff, will also be eligible to access this testing.
• This testing is only being offered to students, children and staff from April 12-18.
• To book an appointment, visit the Covid-19 Testing Locations website, and select “assessment centre” as your location type, with the booking details requested

Thank you again for all your efforts to keep our schools safe. Together we can help to keep ourselves and our communities safe and healthy.










Ministry asymptomatic targeted testing expansion