Asymptomatic COVID-19 testing available for students and families on March 6 and March 11
March 3, 2021
Dear HDSB parents/guardians at Georgetown District High School, Acton District High School, Centennial, Ethel Gardiner, George Kennedy, Glen Williams, Harrison, Joseph Gibbons, Limehouse, Park, Pineview, Silver Creek, Stewarttown, Brookville, McKenzie-Smith Bennett, and Robert Little public schools,
We are writing to share further information on the asymptomatic testing being provided for Ontario schools. As a school board we are required to offer this testing at five schools per week. The testing will be offered at Georgetown District High School to students and families in the following schools in Halton Hills: Georgetown District High School, Acton District High School, Centennial, Ethel Gardiner, George Kennedy, Glen Williams, Harrison, Joseph Gibbons, Limehouse, Park, Pineview, Silver Creek, Stewarttown, Brookville, McKenzie-Smith Bennett, and Robert Little public schools.
The below information is provided on behalf of LifeLabs, the third-party provider approved by the Ministry of Education to provide asymptomatic testing for Halton families.
LifeLabs, Canada’s largest medical laboratory, has partnered with the Ministry of Education to provide free asymptomatic COVID-19 testing for all students and their family members, teachers, and staff at these Halton Hills schools.
COVID-19 testing is voluntary and only for asymptomatic individuals (those who are not experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms).
If you are interested in participating, testing will be available on the following dates at Georgetown District High School (70 Guelph St, Georgetown)
Saturday, March 6 from 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Thursday, March 11 from 3:30 - 8 p.m.
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.
Drop in when you can or register ahead of time
Participants are able to walk-in to the location during the allocated testing time. Or, if you would like to register ahead of time, please sign up at my.thrive.health using this unique registration code:
Our Goal = less discomfort!
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 similar to 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 at https://covid19results.ehealthontario.ca:4443/agree.
Thank you for helping us keep the Halton Hills school community safe and healthy so that we can avoid any further disruption from the COVID-19 virus!
For further information, please view LifeLab’s list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).