COVID-19 Testing

  • Why is the District implementing COVID-19 testing?

  • What type of COVID-19 testing will be conducted for students and staff?

  • Is my child required to participate in the testing program?

  • How can I opt my child out of testing?

  • Are staff required to participate in COVID-19 testing?

  • How accurate is SHIELD testing?

  • Is any genetic material retained or kept for secondary analysis?

  • How will parents/guardians/staff be notified of test results?

  • Who else is notified of positive results?

  • How often will testing occur?

  • When will testing begin?

  • Why isn’t testing available on the first day of school?

  • How can I find out the testing schedule for my child’s school?

  • What should I do if the test results are positive?

  • If an individual participates in the testing program, do they still need to quarantine?

  • If a student tests positive for COVID-19, how long will it be before they can return to school?

  • Will parents/guardians/staff be notified of test results?

  • Is there a cost to individuals or districts for testing?

  • What privacy measures are in place?