We are partnering with the Province of Manitoba to provide Chamber members with COVID-19 rapid tests.
Rapid testing is another tool in Manitoba’s testing arsenal to slow the spread of COVID-19 through fast identification. Rapid tests help support COVID-19 testing in Manitoba but do not replace traditional COVID-19 testing in all circumstances.
Rapid test kits are being provided at no charge to organizations at this time, subject to availability and limitations; however, a transportation fee will be added during the ordering process. Once available supplies have all been allocated, organizations will be able to purchase test kits through the Manitoba government for a pre-negotiated price between the Province of Manitoba and the manufacturer.
ABOUT THE RAPID TESTS
Abbott PanBio COVID-19 antigen test – provides COVID-19 results within about 20 minutes. The test can be administered by either a nasal swab or the deeper nasopharyngeal swab.
Note: As this product is depleted Materials Distribution Agency (MDA) will have other products coming in and the price and product type will vary. MDA will confirm product type and price and send customer instructions when we confirm orders with customers.
1. WINNIPEG CHAMBER MEMBERS
INSTRUCTIONS TO ORDER FOR WINNIPEG CHAMBER MEMBERS
- Create an account with MDA by completing the MDA account application form and email order form to [email protected] (one time process)
- Complete rapid tests order form and email order form to [email protected]
- MDA will confirm your order. The normal turnaround time depending on volume is 3-5 business days.
Note: MDA will begin accepting orders on September 23 and orders should start to ship product during the first week of October.
2. NON CHAMBER MEMBERS
INSTRUCTIONS TO ORDER FOR NON CHAMBER MEMBERS
To inquire on how you can order rapid tests for your organization, please fill out this contact form below:
Would my business be eligible to order?
This is available to all Winnipeg businesses.
How long will it take to receive the kits?
Due to volume, the current shipping time is 7-10 business days.
How much is shipping costs?
Local shipping costs ranges from $8.25 to $20.
How often should I re-order for my business?
Each test kit box contains 25-30 tests. For one employee testing 3 times a week this is about 6 weeks supply. We would also suggests 1-2 month supply at a time.
Who administers the tests on our employees?
Tests are designed to be self-administered; however, it is up to your own organization.
How do we train our employees as to how to take the test?
Please see our detailed “How to guide.”
How do we store the test results?
This decision is up to each organization.
Do we need to advise Manitoba Health with results?
No. These are self-screening tests; however, anyone screening positive must report to an ofificla COVID-19 test site to take a second test there.
Note: We are experiencing extremely high inquiry volumes at this time. Orders are being fulfilled in the order of the inquiries. We thank you for being patient and someone will be in touch shortly regarding your order.
Inquiries may be directed to:
E: [email protected]