In response to the rapidly spreading and highly transmissible Omicron variant, the Ontario government will distribute rapid antigen test kits from a pop-up site on the UWindsor campus Wednesday through Friday, Jan. 12 to 14.
People without symptoms of COVID-19 or people who have not had recent exposure to someone with COVID-19 will be able to pick up a package of free tests, while supplies last. There is a limit of one test kit per person.
They will be available from the Education parking lot on the south-west corner of University and California avenues:
- Wednesday, Jan. 12, walk-up to receive from 10 a.m. until they are gone
- Thursday and Friday, Jan. 13 and 14, starts at 10 a.m. but requires booking in advance through the Ministry of Health website, www.ontario.ca/page/pop-up-holiday-schedule-rapid-antigen-tests. Those without appointments will be asked to return at the end of scheduled bookings.
Based on the latest evidence and Ontario’s high rate of vaccination, the ministry is also updating isolation and testing guidelines to maintain the stability of critical workforces, including frontline health-care workers, first responders, and critical infrastructure like energy and food and supply chains.