Routine COVID Testing
Routine COVID testing
Routine COVID testing is done at McKendree Elementary on Tuesdays from 11am-1pm and is available to our students.Routine COVID-19 testing (also called surveillance testing) can quickly detect individuals who are positive with COVID-19. Acting as an “early warning system,” the testing program will help lower the risk of transmission in schools so that in-person instruction can continue without interruption.
Participation in this program is voluntary.Families must opt into the program, which includes weekly testing for participating students and staff. The free testing is self-administered with a nasal swab and is quick and easy; testing is not painful or invasive.
GCPS’s voluntary COVID-19 testing program will expand to other clusters as staffing becomes available.