For Immediate Release | May 5, 2021


Dufferin ON:  The Dufferin Board of Trade (DBOT) is excited to bring a Covid-19 Self-Screening Program to Dufferin small businesses. The latest information from Health Canada suggests that up to 1/3 of people carrying the virus are asymptomatic and over 50% of known cases were transmitted by an asymptomatic carrier! This makes it incredibly important to find asymptomatic carriers early.  Through this Program employees self-test twice per week, get results in 15 minutes, and dramatically increase the opportunity to detect carriers early and reduce the spread of the virus.

The Province of Ontario has provided DBOT with an initial 20,000 kits to distribute – at no charge -starting Friday May 7, 2021, to any business with less than 150 employees. Businesses book an appointment at to come to our office on Hockley Road to watch a short training video and pick up their testing kits. Businesses will receive a two-week supply of kits to start and can reorder as needed.

DBOT Board Chair, Liz Skorski, says “I am thrilled that we are able to offer small businesses this amazing, free opportunity to help keep their employees, and our community safe. We are grateful to the Ontario Chamber of Commerce for their help with this program at the provincial level so we can get these kits into the hands of local business, and to Dufferin County Economic Development for their support”

This initiative is supported by Dufferin County Economic Development.

For more information on this Program and to book an appointment to pick up your test kits, please visit


The Dufferin Board of Trade (DBOT) is a grass-roots community building non-profit organization serving Dufferin County for over 110 years. DBOT contributes to community betterment by helping local businesses and non-profits thrive. When local businesses are succeeding the local economy flourishes and businesses can better support local charities, events, and their employees. Learn more at


Media Contact

Diana Morris, Executive Director, Dufferin Board of Trade

[email protected] | 519.941.0490 ext. 202