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COVID-19 Surveillance Testing Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

COVID-19 Surveillance Testing Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What are the benefits of surveillance testing? Surveillance testing is a non-diagnostic test that detects for the presence of COVID-19 in an individual. The benefits of surveillance testing include: Allows districts to test, receive test results (within 24 hours) and notify individuals of a clinically significant reading before coming to school. This benefit would allow us to keep asymptomatic COVID-19 carriers who may pass a daily self-certification out of our school buildings, risking the spread of the virus within our buildings. Allows districts to monitor their own, localized data. This allows districts that have low levels of positivity or case activity to continue the in-person learning experience, even if community data rises or surges.