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MEDIA RELEASE: Mississauga Board of Trade Launches Free Rapid Screening Toolkit for Canadian Businesses

 

 For immediate release                                                          May 25, 2021

 

Mississauga Board of Trade Launches Free Rapid Screening Toolkit for Canadian Businesses

 

(Mississauga, ON – May 25, 2021) – The Mississauga Board of Trade (MBOT) is pleased to announce the launch of a unique new tool to help businesses keep Covid out of the workplace. The Fast Antigen Screening Toolkit (F.A.S.T.) is an easy-to-use, easy-to-understand online toolkit for businesses who wish to provide antigen screening to protect their employees. The toolkit is available to all businesses free of charge from MBOT and the Mississauga Economic Recovery Group (MERG).

F.A.S.T. can be found here: https://www.mbot.com/merg/fast-antigen-screening-toolkit/

F.A.S.T. includes best practices, resources and templates for all phases of an employer-led rapid screening program, including Planning, Communication, Personal Protective Equipment, Screening Devices, On Site/Remote Screening Options and steps for managing a Positive Screening Result. The resources in the toolkit are customized based on a business’ location and will be updated as recommendations from regional health authorities evolve.

“We saw an opportunity to meaningfully help businesses who want to take steps to protect their employees but are overwhelmed with all the information out there,” says David Wojcik, President & CEO, Mississauga Board of Trade. “We worked closely with Peel Health, suppliers and other experts to make it as comprehensive and user-friendly as possible. As far as I’m aware there isn’t another toolkit like this out there. I’m so proud that MBOT was able to develop and produce this world-class resource within just a few months.”

In addition to the toolkit, MBOT is distributing the province’s free rapid test kits which are available to organizations with less than 150 employees. The COVID-19 Rapid Screening Initiative is being coordinated by the Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade along with The Ontario Chamber of Commerce. MBOT expects to distribute thousands of free kits over the coming months.

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About the Mississauga Board of Trade

Since being established in 1961, MBOT has played an important leadership role serving and representing the interests of business of all sizes and sectors in our community.

Mississauga is Canada’s sixth largest city and third largest in Ontario – with a population of over 700,000 residents and more than 50,000 businesses employing over 440,000 people, including 60 Fortune 500 Canadian headquarters. Mississauga is where successful companies choose to do business.  MBOT’s large, diverse and active membership has made us one of the most vibrant business associations in Canada.

As the “Voice of Business” we advocate on policy issues that impact local business at all levels of government and are influential in helping to shape policy decisions. MBOT also offers a wide variety of valuable business services and professional development programs, networking events and marketing opportunities, to help business grow, prosper, and get connected.

 

Media Contact:

David Wojcik, Mississauga Board of Trade

[email protected]

905-273-3527



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