COVID-19 Surveillance Testing at MES
Sourced from the APS Comprehensive COVID-19 Testing Website:
Atlanta Public Schools (APS) is continuing its effort to keep everyone in our schools and buildings safe by making COVID-19 Surveillance Testing available to all students and staff. COVID-19 Surveillance Testing is a non-diagnostic test that detects the presence of COVID-19 even in individuals who may be asymptomatic. The benefits of surveillance testing include allowing APS to test, receive test results (within 24 hours) and notify individuals of a clinically significant reading before coming to school or work.
When: Friday mornings at MES
Who: Students and staff members who complete and turn in a consent form (see below)
By Whom: A vendor called Viral Solutions
What: A swab of the lower nostrils that is very minimally invasive (this is not a deep nasal swab)
CONSENT FORMS: To access the consent forms and to read about the district's comprehensive COVID-19 testing strategy, click HERE.