Jun 27, 2020
COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Test Pilot Program
"Through our Rapid Antigen Test Pilot we are working to build stability and safe workplaces during an unstable time. While working closely with our government officials, we have the moral obligation to do everything we can to protect our employees and the communities in which we build.” -Steve Chaplin, Vice President, Health, Safety and Environment, EllisDon
In the wake of COVID-19, EllisDon was quick to take action and create safe work practices and procedures which mitigated the effects of the virus at work locations and surrounding communities. In addition to immediately implementing enhanced measures, EllisDon became a leading example in the industry by working with the province of Ontario.
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EllisDon became a leading example in the industry with it’s implementation of the Ministry of Health’s COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Test Pilot project. Working with the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development, EllisDon executed this program, voluntarily testing workers on-site starting in December 2020. With case numbers quickly rising, EllisDon proactively expanded rapid testing to other job sites, and changed the protocol from voluntary to mandatory screening as an enhanced measure to keep employees, workers, and community members safe while remaining operational.
Over 250,000 rapid tests have been administered by EllisDon employees and subcontractors to date.
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