Our local drug store is an important part of our daily lives. It's a place where your parents or grandparents get their medications, where you shop for a card or cosmetics—a place that’s supposed to make us feel safe.
It is NOT the place where anyone should be exposed to active cases of COVID-19. Symptomatic COVID testing is best accomplished in Health Unit organized, stand-alone locations. COVID testing should certainly be accessible and widely available, but not at your neighbourhood Shoppers Drug Mart.
Pharmacy employees and pharmacy chains alike have spoken out against the Ford government's pharmacy testing scheme — citing concerns for their own health and the health of their customers.
If you agree with me, please let the Ontario government know that its pharmacy testing plan is not consistent with the advice of the province's health experts. There's an provincial election in June of 2022, so let your voices be heard. Click on the link below and sign a petition.