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Ontario Expanding Access to Free Rapid Tests for General Public

5 Million Free Rapid Tests Available Each Week at over 2,300 Pharmacy and Grocery Stores Across the Province

To further support the province’s cautious easing of public health measures, the Ontario government is expanding access to free rapid testing kits to the general public for at-home use. As a result of the province’s direct procurement, Ontario will be distributing 5 million rapid tests each week for eight weeks through pharmacy and grocery locations across the province, as well as 500,000 each week through community partners in vulnerable communities. In total, the province is making 44 million rapid tests available to the public for free over the coming weeks.

Starting February 9, over 2,300 participating grocery and pharmacy locations will provide free rapid tests while supplies last, with a limit of one box of five tests per household per visit. Participating retailers will receive additional supply from the province each week and have the ability to determine how tests are distributed in order to best serve the community, including through appointment bookings, at checkout or through online orders. A list of participating retailers as well as information on how retail locations are distributing rapid test kits can be found at Ontario.ca/rapidtest.

Locations in Markham-Unionville
Manhattan Guardian Pharmacy
18-411 Manhattan Dr, Markham
Costco Pharmacy #151
1 York Tech Dr, Markham
King Square Pharmacy
1E3-9390 Woodbine Ave, Markham
Pharmalinx Guardian Pharmacy (Unionville) 
178 Main St, Unionville
Mck-Unionville Guardian Pharmacy 
101-9249 Kennedy Rd, Unionville
Blue Skies Pharmacy Ida
9980 Kennedy Road, Markham
Food Basics
1220 Castlemore Ave., Markham
Shoppers Drug Mart Markham 4630 Hwy 7
1-4630 Hwy 7 E, Markham
Shoppers Drug Mart Markham 5000 Hwy 7
2015-5000 Hwy 7 E, Markham
Shoppers Drug Mart Markham 8601 Warden
8601 Warden Ave, Markham
Shoppers Drug Mart Markham Bur Oak
1730 Bur Oak Ave, Markham
Shoppers Drug Mart Markham Major Mackenzie E
2920 Major Mackenzie Dr E, Markham
Shoppers Drug Mart Markham Mccowan
Rr 1 9620 Mccowan Rd, Markham
Walmart
5000 Highway #7 Unit Y006A, Markham

Please note: Participating retailers have the ability to determine how tests are distributed in order to best serve the community, including through appointment bookings, at checkout or through online orders. Please contact the retailers for more info.

More details at https://news.ontario.ca/en/release/1001575/ontario-expanding-access-to-free-rapid-tests-for-general-public