Ontario Pharmacies to Offer COVID-19 Testing for People with Symptoms

Some pharmacies in Ontario will soon provide testing for people with COVID-19 symptoms, Prime Minister Doug Ford confirmed Tuesday.

Ford insisted that polymerase chain reaction (PCR) testing can be performed safely without putting other customers at risk.

“We are going to have the protocols in place,” he said at a press conference in Etobicoke, adding that there will be “dedicated lines” to keep people testing away from buyers or people receiving COVID. -19 and flu shots.

“We still have a masking policy.”

A government source told the Star that pharmacies capable of providing adequate infection prevention and control measures will be “eligible” for the testing program, making it easier for Ontarians to take samples during the winter and cases are expected. of COVID-19. to increase.

More details about the program, first reported by CP24, will be detailed in the coming days and pharmacy testing will begin “in the next few weeks,” the source said.


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