Former Parksville-Qualicum MLA Michelle Stilwell has a new job in the private sector. (PQB News file photo)

Former Parksville-Qualicum MLA Michelle Stilwell has a new job in the private sector. (PQB News file photo)

COVID-19: Former Parksville-Qualicum MLA Stilwell takes on new job with rapid testing company

Canadian Paralympian to help businesses, travellers, workers

Michelle Stilwell has taken a job as director of rapid testing for CVM Medical Ltd.

The former MLA for Parksville-Qualicum and Canadian Paralympian gold medallist will be tasked with contributing to the safe return and reopening of businesses, industry and exploration, sport, recreation, aviation and tourism across Western Canada through timely and effective rapid testing solutions for CVM’s customers.

“Rapid testing is the key to safe re-opening of our economy and creating an extra layer of safety that many employers need for employees in a way that is less invasive, quicker than PCR and more cost effective,” said Stilwell, who started working for CVM Medical several weeks ago. “I want to continue to support our businesses and people to get back to what they do.”

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The company is currently providing assistance for travellers departing from Vancouver Airport (YVR) to destinations that require rapid testing for entry.

“As director of rapid testing for CVM Medical, I am responsible for overseeing the entire process from first customer contact, to logistics and sample handling, through to reporting of results to the customer in a prompt, efficient and customer-focused manner,” said Stilwell.

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