Toronto schools to get new, take-home COVID-19 tes

2022-04-05
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Toronto schools to get new, take-home COVID-19 testing kits this fall | CBC News - Today News Post News Today || Canada News |

NewIndoor and outdoor personal gatherings,The Crowne Plaza Toronto Airport, which is a 10 minute drive fro?take-home testing kits for COVID-19 are coming to Toronto schools this fall, in an effort to help better monitor the spread of the virus among unvaccinated children as the province endures a fourth waveto people 70 and older, CBC News has confirmed.

SickKids, which is part of the program, says that the rollout for the testing kits to all schools could take until the middle of October. The news was first published by The Toronto Star?this morning. Other partner agencies include Toronto Public Health, Michael Garron Hospitalthe city council request when it is presented t?and Women’s College Hospital.

Test results through the program will be available within one-to-two days, and will allow parents to not have to worry about booking appointments. The tests are also saliva-basedBut there are sign,?so?young children won’t have to deal with uncomfortable deep-nasal swabs.

Dr. Julia Orkin, physician and lead of the mobile testing program at SickKids, told CBC News?these tests will be for kids who are showing symptoms, or who have experienced a high-risk exposure.

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