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Asymptomatic Testing Clinic – April 28

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Asymptomatic Testing Clinic – April 28

Voluntary Asymptomatic Testing is available for your child in your school community. Targeted testing is voluntary for asymptomatic students and staff. Even while we learn remotely, this testing clinic will help ensure that our schools remain a safe environment for those who are learning and working in-person as well as help our community.   

  • When:  Wednesday, April 28 from 11:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.  
  • Where:  Westmount Secondary School, 39 Montcalm Drive, Hamilton 

Drop in when you can – NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED 

Participants can walk‐in to the location during the allocated testing time. 

Why is asymptomatic testing being recommended? 

Asymptomatic testing is an important layer of protection that helps to track and prevent the spread of COVID‐19. Increased testing may also help to reduce stress and anxiety related to the virus by identifying cases early and avoiding outbreaks. 

Who is eligible for asymptomatic testing? 

COVID‐19 testing is voluntary and only for asymptomatic individuals (those who are not experiencing any COVID‐19 symptoms.) Consent is required for student under 18 years old. The consent form is available on site. Students unaccompanied by a parent or guardian must bring signed consent. Download the consent form here: Life Labs Consent 

 Students and staff from the following schools, as well as all children and staff of child care and before‐and after school care programs associated with the following schools, are invited: 

  • Westmount Secondary School 
  • Westwood 
  • Westview 
  • Education Centre 
  • Glenwood 

What are the details about the test? 

The test process is very simple and safe and the collection site will be staffed by professionals who will be following a multitude of safety parameters. LifeLabs uses a swab like a Q‐tip that is inserted into the front part of the nostril and rotated for fifteen seconds (per nostril). After the sample is collected, the test results will then be available within 24‐48 hours on LifeLabs WorkClear Thrive application. Learn more: http://hwdsb.info/LifeLabs  

Thank you for considering this voluntary opportunity. We appreciate the support as we look at all enhanced public health measures.   

Voluntary targeted COVID-19 testing is a partnership between Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board, Hamilton Public Health Services, the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Education.    

Questions: Contact your child’s school or HWDSB, 905‐527‐5092 or email info@hwdsb.on.ca. 

Updated on Friday, April 23, 2021.
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