Industry Advisory Roundtable on COVID-19 Testing, Screening, Tracing and Data Management: Overview
Rapid and effective testing and screening is a critical element of the Government of Canada's plan to reopen the Canadian economy safely while protecting Canadians and containing future outbreaks.
Health Canada launched the Industry Advisory Roundtable on COVID-19 Testing, Screening, Tracing and Data Management on October 5, 2020, in consultation with the Industry Strategy Council.
Industry plays a key role in supporting public health measures and the economic restart. The Roundtable enabled the federal government to hear directly from and collaborate with leaders from across Canadian industry sectors.
Work of the Roundtable complemented the science- and policy-related work of Health Canada's Testing and Screening Expert Advisory Panel. The Roundtable provided recommendations on testing and screening and its role in helping to resume the economy. Read the Roundtable's 4 reports.
Roundtable committee members provided advice to the federal government on key issues such as:
- the role of testing, screening, tracing, and data to address challenges faced by Canada's industrial sectors and to assist in identifying solutions
- development of industry workplace pilots to determine best approaches for testing and screening in the workplace
- guidance on rolling out more broadly if pilots are successful
The Roundtable was intended to be an ad-hoc committee and is no longer active. The Government of Canada thanks members for their contributions over the past 2 years.
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