Posted Date: 02/05/2021
The USD 470 health staff is preparing to offer COVID-19 rapid tests for students and staff as early as next week. This testing is non-invasive and completely optional. It provides a free, quick, and convenient opportunity to have a COVID-19 test performed.
Health personnel will determine if/when someone needs to be tested. Parental consent is required before a test can be performed on a student. The consent form is now available for parents to review and sign on PowerSchool under the “forms” tab.
These BiNax Now COVID-19 rapid tests are most accurate on days two through five of symptoms and will allow our trained personnel to test symptomatic individuals at school and/or by appointment. The goal is to catch COVID-19 early, lessen the risk of spread within school buildings, and ultimately keep schools open.