COVID TESTING PROCEDURES

COVID TESTING PROCEDURES
Posted on 01/20/2022
COVID testing


MASD COVID-19 TESTING PROCEDURES

Beginning Monday, January 24, 2022

 

Ø  COVID testing is voluntary and will ONLY be completed with parent permission.

Ø  Testing is for symptomatic MASD students and staff ONLY.

Ø  The PCR nasal swab test kits are provided and processed by Quest Diagnostics.

Ø  All tests are covered either by insurance or the CARES Act for those without insurance.

Ø  Parents are encouraged to complete the simple “COVID-19 PCR TESTING PARENT CONSENT FORM” immediately so it is on file with the District, if needed.




TESTING SYMPTOMATIC STUDENTS/STAFF WHO ARE
NOT IN SCHOOL

If a student/staff member is at home and develops symptoms, they must call the appropriate testing hotline as listed below to schedule a testing appointment.

 

TESTING HOTLINE:

·    Students/Staff at Reid, Kunkel, MAMS and MAHS: 717-364-7711. DO NOT CALL A SCHOOL OR OFFICE.

·    Students/Staff at Fink Elementary: 717-948-3370

 

DAYS/TIMES:

·    Testing is available Monday through Friday.

·    Appointments will be scheduled in 15-minute increments between 8:30am-11:00am and 12:00pm-2:30pm.

 

DRIVE-UP TESTING LOCATIONS:

·    Students/Staff at Reid, Kunkel, MAMS and MAHS will be tested at REID. Follow signs to the side entrance.

·    Students/Staff at Fink Elementary will be tested at Fink. Follow signs to the front entrance.

 

TESTING PROCEDURES:

·    A parent/guardian must accompany the student and bring the following items:

o  Driver’s License

o  Insurance Card - if individual does not have insurance, their test will be covered by the CARES Act.

·    The testing coordinator or designee will give a testing packet and instructions to the student or parent to administer from their vehicle.

·    Parent will complete a testing form.

·    Student or parent will administer the test and place it back in the bag.

·    Parent will then be given printed instructions to find results on either the “My Quest App” or the Quest website.

 



TESTING SYMPTOMATIC STUDENT/STAFF WHO ARE
IN SCHOOL

If a student/staff member is symptomatic in school, established protocols will be followed to isolate the individual.

 

·    Parent will be contacted immediately to determine whether or not to proceed with testing.

·    If the student has a signed consent form on file, the student will administer their own test before parent is at school.

·    If a student does not have a consent form on file, or if the parent prefers to be present during testing, the testing will be held until the parent arrives.

·    Students who self-administer the test will be escorted to their vehicle when their parent arrives, and the parent will be asked to complete a testing form.

·    Parent will then be given printed instructions to find results on either the “My Quest App” or the Quest website.

 



RESULTS

 

IF POSITIVE

·    Parent will be contacted by the student’s building nurse.

·    Please do not call the District if you see a positive result online. You will be contacted by the school nurse.

·    COVID isolation will begin SEE GUIDELINES HERE and remote learning will be implemented when the student is able. 

 

IF NEGATIVE…

·    Parent must follow the District’s protocol for student illness.

·    The school will only reach out to negative cases after 1-2 days of absence if there has been no communication, such as an excuse note, from the parent.

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