Calgary, Alberta — Collision repairers have been largely affected due to the lack of vehicle traffic on the roads; and with schools starting up and many parents heading back to work, staff at CSN Lou’s and Steven Dupont, Owner of CSN Lou’s, have decided to participate in bi-weekly COVID testing.
“The idea of doing testing at work just seemed logical to me, so I talked about it with the team and they were all on board with it,” said Dupont.
Dupont has paid for a mobile testing service to attend his collision centre every two weeks, “The team’s willingness to do this speaks to how much we all care about each other and about our customers,” he said.
Ichor Blood Services made their first trip to CSN Lou’s, the week of September 7th and completed a serology test for antibodies as well as COVID tests for all 14 of CSN Lou’s staff members.
According to Dupont, paying for the service gives him peace of mind and is well worth the money spent. “For me, it was a no-brainer, my staff doesn’t have to miss time at work to get tested or to receive the results, so it’s actually more convenient to do it on-site and keep our community safe.”
Public health officials across Canada have projected a fall wave of COVID-19 infections, however, since the beginning of the pandemic, CSN Lou’s has had zero positive cases among customers and staff.
“The most important part of this to me is being extra cautious for as long as it takes,” he said.
CSN Lou’s Collision Centre has been a business staple for the last 50 years. They are also the winner of the 2019 CSN Shop of the Year award and is considered one of Calgary’s best collision repair facilities.