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Rapid COVID-19 Testing – DLC Employees

Beginning October 18, 2021, DLC Employees who have been identified as a direct care worker whose role and/or duties place them in direct contact patients/residents/clients or their care environment will be required by Public Health Order to either provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination or to participate in regular COVID-19 testing.

Employees who have not provided proof of vaccination must have a current, valid negative test result at the start of their shift in order to work. Testing is to be completed on personal time.

If you are fully vaccinated, please visit https://voldis.sharedhealthmb.ca/ or connect with your manager/ designate if you have not already done so. Once your status is confirmed, you will not need to provide a negative test result before starting your shift.

Until it is confirmed that an employee is fully vaccinated, participation in regular rapid testing is required/ mandatory. This applies whether an employee is partially vaccinated; not vaccinated; or not willing to disclose.

Self-Administered Rapid COVID-19 Testing Details:

Each test takes a minimum of 20 minutes to complete and is to be completed on the employees own time. If a negative result will expire before the employee’s next shift, they must present for testing in advance of showing up for work.

Employees who require testing need to maintain a testing log. Managers may ask to see this log at any time. Monitoring or spot checks of the testing process may also be conducted at any time. Monitoring may occur in person by the Manager/ designate or virtually using tools provided by Digital Health.

Every effort will be made to maintain privacy. All testing supplies will be provided in the testing location along with easy-to-follow directions on how to administer the test – there is also a link to a video below. DLC will be using the BD Veritor COVID-19 Antigen Test.

Information on what to do if your test is positive is also available, with easy links to testing and self-isolation fact sheets, contact information for Occupation and Environmental Safety and Health and a list of testing locations for confirmatory testing if it is required. 

What to do if your COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Test is positive.

Employees should contact their Manager as soon as possible if they have questions or concerns.

Frequently Asked Questions: COVID-19 Rapid Testing or Full Vaccination: Requirements for Direct Care Workers

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