Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister has announced their campaign to prepare for a coordinated and effective vaccination campaign will be further enhanced by the expansion of rapid testing initiatives. He says that includes one the Songbird Hyris tests specifically for teachers. He explains these machines will help them deliver over 45 thousand tests a month for the next year which gives them the capacity to test every teacher and every educational support staff twice a month right to the end of the school year if needed. He says their goal is to ensure that our front line workers and all those who come into contact with them are protected and are safe and also ensure they can safely stay on the job knowing that they don’t have COVID.
The Premier noted they are assembling the necessary people, equipment and other resources so they can rapidly start up a large scale super site vaccine campaign as soon as the vaccine is delivered.