ValueFree rapid test kits.
Employers and service providers can apply to receive free rapid test kits for use in their organization’s COVID-19 screening program.
Rapid testing screening programs can identify pre-symptomatic and asymptomatic cases – people who don’t know they’re infected with COVID-19 – so they can be isolated early to stop the spread. People with symptoms or known exposure must use the online assessment tool to get tested through Alberta Health Services.
Rapid test kits were successfully piloted in long-term care, outbreaks, hospitals, homeless shelters and industry.
The rapid testing program is open to any public, private or not-for-profit employer or service provider with an approved COVID-19 screening program.
The application process will prioritize businesses or organizations involved with:
- vulnerable populations
- high-risk settings and workplaces
- essential services
- sectors that support reopening of economic and social activities
Rapid test kits are provided free of cost to successful applicants. However, organizations are responsible for all costs related to their screening programs and assume all medical and legal responsibilities associated with them.