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Volunteers get funding for helping distribute rapid COVID-19 test kits in Huron County

The Chair for the Chamber of Commerce for Goderich and North and Central Huron was on hand today to say thank you to some of the volunteer groups that have helped antigen kits to local employers.

Jennifer Verdam-Woodward explained  Bruce Power donated fifteen thousand dollars to support the Chamber’s rapid antigen screening kit distribution centre, which operates from donated space at The Livery, in Goderich. Of that, twelve-thousand dollars will go to those non-profit organizations whose volunteers help at the centre and yesterday, twelve-hundred dollars was divided between Goderich Little Theatre, the Goderich Kinsmens Club and Huron and Area Search and Rescue.

Verdam-Woodward says those volunteers “who put out the antigen testing kits for businesses who had 150 employees or fewer. We ordered twenty-thousand kits and we’ve given out six-thousand so far. We’ve had assistance from a number of volunteers from various charities.”

Verdam-Woodward explained the purpose of the rapid antigen screening kits, “So what they do is tell an asymptomatic person if they have antibodies, if they are testing positive for COVID or not. So it gives people the reassurance that they are not an asymptomatic passer of COVID.”
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