January 12, 2022
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
YYG Charlottetown Airport Announces Testing Pilot Partnership with Canadian Health Labs
Charlottetown, PE – Starting January 13th, COVID-19 rapid antigen testing will be provided by Canadian Health Labs (CHL) at YYG Charlottetown Airport.
YYG Charlottetown Airport is pleased to partner with Canadian Health Labs to provide a rapid antigen testing option for travellers that require proof of a negative COVID-19 test prior to departure.
“Canadian Health Labs is excited to participate in this important initiative with YYG Charlottetown Airport. CHL values the opportunity to provide our expertise during this challenging time”, stated Canadian Health Labs Senior Advisor – Atlantic Canada, Edmond Chiasson.
Since December 14th, travellers have been able to access a free rapid molecular test at YYG. This testing has been provided by the Province of PEI as an interim measure to assist air travellers over the holiday period, and will continue up to January 12th.
As announced in mid-December when this service was launched, YYG has worked to secure a private-sector fee-based testing service for air travellers. Several options are available for purchase and can be found here. Results, along with a travel medical document attesting to the results, will be available within 30 minutes of the test completion.
“We welcome Canadian Health Labs as our newest partner and tenant at YYG”, states YYG CEO Doug Newson. “We are pleased that the travelling public will have a convenient way of accessing rapid antigen test results in a timely manner for air travel. We also want to thank the Province of PEI for providing this service over the holiday period while we worked to secure this partnership.”
The test offered by CHL is a rapid antigen test only. Most countries, but not all, accept a rapid antigen test for entry. As entry requirements vary by country, and are changing on a regular basis, travellers are responsible to ensure they know what test is suitable for their destination.
For more information on this testing process for air travel, please visit flyyyg.com/covid-19/.
About the Airport Authority
Charlottetown Airport Authority Inc. assumed operational and financial responsibility for the Charlottetown Airport on March 1, 1999. The Board of Directors now oversee the affairs of the airport with a mission to provide a safe, secure, and fiscally responsible airport that connects PEI to the world and drives economic growth. Prior to the pandemic, more than 383,000 passengers travelled through the airport on an annual basis, generating more than $103-million in total economic activity in Prince Edward Island.
About Canadian Health Labs
Canadian Health Labs (CHL) is a national medical and health care company. CHL works with both the private sectors and public sectors. Our head office is located in Toronto, Ontario but we have numerous regional offices, operate coast-to-coast, and have plans to have active government partnerships in 5+ provinces by the end of January 2022.
CHL currently has over 1000 active HHR team members with plans to go to 2000 HHR workers by January 31, 2022. This is in addition to a network of 1,000+ LPNs, RNs, RPNS, Nurse Practitioners, nursing students, PSWs, physicians, pharmacists, digital transformation specialists, and senior health care executives. CHL’s call center, back end data analytics teams, and online booking portal is operational 365 days per year; 16 to 24 hours per day.
Services include, but not limited to, Health Human Resources (HHR), Healthcare and Frontline Support, Booking Portal, Bilingual Call Centre Services, Case Management, Investigation & Contact Tracing, Data/EMR Security & Privacy, Interpretation / Translation, Complimentary Rapid Test and Patient Information Distribution, Online Test Administration & Proof of Results as well as Vaccine Administration, Education, and Testing.
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Doug Newson, CEO
Charlottetown Airport Authority Inc.
Edmond Chiasson, Senior Advisor – Atlantic Canada
Canadian Health Labs