Alberta premier, education minister deliver COVID-19 rapid testing in schools update

EDMONTON — Premier Jason Kenney and Education Minister Adriana LaGrange will provide an update about COVID-19 rapid testing programs in place at schools in Alberta at noon Saturday.

A news release sent to media Saturday morning announced that the pair will provide an update about rapid testing programs.

Rapid testing kits have been provided to seniors lodging and long term care homes previously, as well as oil sands workers in northern Alberta.

In March, two schools in Calgary were chosen to being a pilot rapid testing program to help ensure staff and students attending Rundle School and St. John XXIII were without symptoms. The program lasted for three weeks and over 100,000 rapid tests were offered.

Other private industry partnerships have allowed rapid testing to occur at places like the Calgary International and Edmonton International Airports.

Watch the news conference live here at noon Saturday.

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