Will students lose a lot of class time for the testing?
No, the average time to complete a test is about 1 minute. Medical staff will travel to each classroom, retrieve students who have submitted consent forms and administer tests via cart. Once a student has been administered the test, they will be allowed to return to class. In the event that a positive test result is received, the school nurse will be contacted and the student will be escorted to the CARE room until a parent/guardian arrives to retrieve them. Students will then be referred for a confirmatory PCR test administration.