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COVID-19 School Testing

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Working to keep our students and staff healthy with COVID-19 testing program at Delaware K-12 schools.

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THE PROGRAM

Delaware Division of Public Health in partnership with Quidel will provide asymptomatic COVID-19 screening services to participating school districts. Students and faculty that opt-in to the COVID-19 screening program will be testing with Quidel’s rapid antigen tests to facilitate the re-opening of K-12 public schools in the fall of 2021.

 

WHY TEST

FOR COVID-19

While children overall are less often diagnosed with COVID-19, they still remain at-risk. Currently, many children ages 12-17 remain unvaccinated, and children under age 12 are not yet eligible to receive the vaccine so they benefit from a layered approach of prevention strategies which include wearing face masks, social distancing, and testing for COVID-19. Those who have COVID don’t always develop symptoms, so it’s important to use testing to identify the presence of the virus that causes this disease.

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HOW CAN WE

PARTICIPATE

Check out the list of participating schools and contact your school administrator to complete the consent form and opt-in to the weekly School Testing Program.