Asymptomatic testing clinics will be held at various HWCDSB schools at the end of Spring Break.
These clinics are open to all students and staff from our HWCDSB schools. Students and staff are encouraged to take advantage of this testing capacity to support a safe return to school on April 19th. Children attending child care and child care staff will also be eligible to access this testing.
COVID-19 testing is voluntary and only for asymptomatic individuals (those who are not experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms). It is not for those individuals who have been advised to self-isolate. If you are interested in participating, testing will be available on the following dates:
Thursday, April 15, 2021, 9am – 5pm
St. John Henry Newman Catholic Secondary School
127 Gray Rd., Stoney Creek L8G 3V1Friday, April 16, 2021, 9am – 5pm
Cathedral High School
30 Wentworth St. N., Hamilton L8L 8H5Saturday, April 17, 2021, 9am – 5pm
Bishop Ryan Catholic Secondary School
1824 Rymal Rd. E., Hannon L0R 1P0Drop in is based on the first initial of a family’s surname. Please see the posted schedule or pdf flyer below.
Upon arrival, consent will be required from parents / guardians of students under 18 years of age.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 15 seconds (per nostril). Learn more about this testing method.
If an OHIP number has been provided at the time of check-in/registration, results will be uploaded to covid19results.ehealthontario.ca.
Any positive results will get a call from the LifeLabs clinical team and Hamilton Public Health Services (HPHS).
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.