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COVID Test Kits Available to Abilene Employers

February 1, 2021Laurin Kocurek, Director of Communications for the Abilene Chamber

February 1, 2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

For more information contact:
Laurin Kocurek, Director of Communications
325-677-7241
laurin@abilenechamber.com

Doug Peters
President & CEO
325-280-8856
doug@abilenechamber.com

COVID Test Kits Available to Abilene Employers

On Jan. 22, 2021, Texas Governor Greg Abbott issued a statewide directive asking local Chambers of Commerce to work with state emergency management officials to make COVID-19 Rapid Test kits available to employers.

The Abilene Chamber of Commerce has agreed to serve as a test kit distributor on a first-come, first served basis. Each test kit will contain 40 tests and can be administered by the employer in the event a suspected infection exists in the workplace which will in return allow employees to resume work more safely and quickly.

“From the Chamber’s perspective, it is our hope that by indicating a downward trend among those tested we may see a more rapid and full reopening of our local economy,” said Doug Peters, President & CEO of the Abilene Chamber of Commerce. “Testing through use of these free test kits is entirely voluntary.”

Employers must designate one employee internally to serve as their administrator, and that employee is required to receive training via one 30-minute video. All test results must be entered into a database.

In addition to the 40 tests, each kit contains 40 masks and a medical waste disposal bag. Gloves, face shields and disposable gowns have been made available thanks to our partners at Brayco Business and Creative Services.

For more information, please refer to the Governor’s request here. For questions on how you can participate in this voluntary program, please contact Veronica Fuentes at 325-677-7241 or at veronica@abilenechamber.com.

 

Since 1908, the Abilene Chamber has served as a catalyst for business growth, a convener of leaders and influencers, and a champion for developing and promoting the economy and quality of life. For more information on the Chamber and the 1,200 businesses it represents, visit www.abilenechamber.com

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