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IBEW Local 353 offering rapid Covid-19 testing to members and their families

April 21, 2021

April 23, will be the third Friday in a row that IBEW Local 353 offers COVID-19 rapid testing to all members, their spouse and children at their Lawrence Ave E. location.

Results are ready in fifteen minutes and the service is free of charge.  The nursing team can administer five to six tests every half hour.

The reservation process user friendly.  Members visit and click ‘member login’ for access to the rapid testing reservation site.  If you arrive and do not have a scheduled appointment, a QR code is advertised on the exterior of the building.  Just scan to register for that very day.

Nino DiGiandomenico (pictured far right above), Asst. Business Manager, explains how this crucial service came to fruition, “James St. John at the Central Ontario Building Trades helped us to quickly get this off the ground and running, with contacts to nursing support staff; database for scheduling and results; safety protocols required. Our Contractors also stepped up to the plate and made generous contributions and the provincial government supplied the test kits free of charge.  It’s been wonderful and our members are ecstatic,” states Nino. “It is very fulfilling to know that we are here to support our members during this difficult time. The piece of mind it brings is priceless.”  If demand requires Local 353 will commit to open this service twice a week.    

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