Some blowback from the public and Premier Doug Ford seemed to convince Walmart to retract a policy that previously required customers to make an online order of at least $35 to receive a rapid test kit.
The province announced Wednesday it was making millions of tests available at grocery stores and pharmacies. In fact, the announcement was made at a Walmart in Kitchener.
Free means free.— Doug Ford (@fordnation) February 9, 2022
We’re providing #RapidTests free of charge and all participating partners are expected to honour that — no minimums or mandatory purchase.
If they don’t, we’ll give them to retailers or pharmacies that will.
Walmart had required customers to make an online pick-up in order to receive one of the COVID-19 rapid test kits.