2nd Drive Thru COVID Test Pick Up January 7

2nd Drive Thru COVID Test Pick Up January 7
Posted on 01/05/2022
2nd Drive Thru COVID Test Pick Up January 7The District has scheduled an additional distribution date and time for interested families who have not yet picked up at-home COVID-19 testing kits. Please see details below. We’ve also included information below on testing protocols and what to do with test results.

Parents or guardians can pick up these optional rapid at-home kits at the following location, date and time:

Second ECSD Drive-Thru Distribution of State-Issued Rapid COVID-19 Testing Kits

• Friday, January 7, 2022
• 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
• Parley-Coburn Elementary School
• 216 Mt. Zoar St., Elmira NY 14904

This is a drive-thru pick up process and you will not need to exit your vehicle. We ask that you please wear a mask at the exchange point of the drive thru. If you have any specific transportation needs, please contact your school principal directly.

What to Do with Test Results

Many of you have asked important questions regarding proper protocols. These home tests are for screening purposes only and are being distributed at the direction of the state. Home tests are designed as a precautionary tool to catch potential positive cases of asymptomatic students and/or to determine next steps for students who are exhibiting symptoms.

If your child tests positive on the home test, the Chemung County Health Department requires that you go to a medical provider for a confirmatory test. Please contact your child’s school if your child tests positive on the home test or a test through a medical provider. Per Chemung County Health Department, the District cannot accept home test results.

Additionally, if your child has been showing any viral symptom, he/she should stay home from school and is required to receive a Covid test with a health care provider. Negative test results for students without symptoms do not need to be reported.

Home tests do not fulfill the requirements of the Test to Stay protocol for students who are on quarantine due to an exposure while school is in session. Test to Stay testing must be administered by school personnel.

As always and especially now during this latest surge is positive cases, we ask that you continue using best practices of wearing masks properly, washing hands thoroughly and often, and maintaining distance when possible.

If you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to your student’s building principal.