How often will your child be tested?
We are arranging for our Testing Partner to test the students at least one time per week.
What is the test?
If you consent, your child will receive a free diagnostic test for the COVID-19 virus conducted by collecting saliva (spit).
How will I know if my child tests positive?
You will receive access to your child’s test results via an online platform which we will separately send you information about in future correspondence. Your school nurse will also receive results of your child’s test and will notify you separately of any positive result.
What should I do when I receive my child’s test results? If your child’s test results are positive, please contact your child’s doctor immediately to review the test results and discuss next steps. You may not send your child back to school without a note from your child’s doctor that indicates your child is no longer positive for the COVID-19 virus.
If your child’s test results are negative, this means that the COVID-19 virus was not detected in your child’s saliva (spit).
Tests sometimes produce incorrect negative results called “false negatives” in people who have COVID-19. If your child tests negative but has symptoms of COVID-19, or if you have concerns about your child’s exposure to COVID-19, you should call your child’s doctor.
Who will receive my child’s test results? In addition to you receiving your child’s test results, the School District and the Illinois Department of Public Health (“IDPH”) will also receive your child’s test results, consistent with IDPH guidance and the Illinois Control of Communicable Disease Code.
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