McMaster HealthLabs’ Mission statement revolves around providing and supporting activities so that all Ontarians can return to a new normal through the COVID-19 pandemic. MHL is proud to be partnered with the Athlete Institute in Mono, Ontario where elite Jr. soccer and basketball players have resumed training. MHL supports this program by providing regular COVID-19 RT-PCR testing to ensure that all athletes maintain a safe and healthy environment to continue their practice. Alex Dominato, the Director of Athletics, of the institute had the following to say about the services provided:
"In summer 2021 it was imperative that Athlete Institute help activate our youth again through overnight summer basketball and soccer camps. Our relationship with McMaster HealthLabs was essential in accomplishing this. Through their incredibly efficient process we were able to PCR test hundreds of youth athletes and get the results back within 6 hours. We were able to operate extremely safe camps without issue because of McMaster HealthLabs. I cannot speak more highly of the incredible team at MHL who worked with us every step of the way and continue to do so for our elite school year basketball and soccer programs."
With new athletic seasons just around the corner MHL will continue to maintain its commitment to support Athlete Institute and similar programs across Ontario.