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COVID-19 testing pilot for truck drivers launched

The Ministry of Transportation says a "DriverCheck" clinic has started up in Kitchener
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Truck drivers travelling through Waterloo Region can now get tested for COVID-19. 

The provincial government and "DriverCheck" have joined forces for the new pilot project. 

"Expanding access to testing will help keep our truck drivers safe as they move essential goods throughout Ontario and across the border," Ontario Transportation Minister Caroline Mulroney stated in a release.

"We thank Ontario's truck drivers for everything they do to keep goods moving so that families have access to the goods they rely on every day." 

The goal is to make it easier for truckers to get tested for the virus while they're out on the road - especially as some have been crossing the Canada-US border. 

A clinic is now available in Kitchener on McBrine Drive, and one will open at the Flying J Truck Stop in Ayr next Tuesday, July 14. 

The voluntary testing will be on a first-come-first-serve basis.

With files from Erin Anderson.




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