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Ontario Tech University and Ontario Wastewater Surveillance Initiative

Wastewater samples from wastewater treatment plants in the Cities of Barrie and Orillia and the Towns of Collingwood and Midland are being collected by the municipal wastewater treatment plants and couriered to Ontario Tech University for analysis for viral RNA from SARS-CoV-2, the virus which causes COVID-19 infection. This initiative is being undertaken with funding and support from the Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks Ontario Wastewater Surveillance Initiative.