To be 100% clear, CUPE Local 3906 believes that the Ontario government and McMaster (a publicly funded university) should be providing COVID 19 tests to all staff and students. As usual, the Ontario government prefers playing Hunger Games. We want to let members know about the following:
A rapid antigen test pop-up distribution site hosted by the Province of Ontario is scheduled for Monday, January 17, at McMaster University’s main campus.
A limited number of test kits will be available to the McMaster and wider Hamilton community outside the Bates Residence starting at 9 a.m.
You must register in advance. Advance registration to pick up kits can be booked here. Kits of five tests will be distributed two ways: drive through and walk up. One kit will be allotted per registrant.
Arriving to the distribution site:
Do not arrive earlier than your scheduled appointment time (avoid lineups).
Please use the drive through option, if possible. Walk-up is available if you do not have a car.
- Drive-through: Enter the University at the Main Street entrance and turn left onto University Avenue (before reaching the hospital), left on College Street and follow the signs to the pick-up area. Stay in your car and do not park on campus.
- Walk up: Walk to the pick up location and if a line is present join the line on the north side of Scholars Road. Remember to maintain physical distancing.
The pop-up site at McMaster is part of a larger provincial initiative to distribute tests across the province, including several university campuses.