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Parents/Guardians Can Now Provide Consent for Voluntary Student COVID-19 Testing

April 12th, 2021

Effective Monday, April 12, HCPSS will offer a voluntary K-12 COVID-19 Testing Program that will provide free tests for students and school-based staff who develop COVID-like symptoms or are identified as close contacts while they are in a school building. Parents/guardians should not send their children to school, and staff should not report to work if they are presenting COVID-like symptoms.

The program includes two components:

Please note:

In addition, HCPSS will offer free weekly self-collection, saliva-based PCR tests to students participating in organized school sports or club activities for surveillance testing. The program is voluntary and consent is required.

Answers to frequently asked questions about the COVID-19 Testing Program for students and staff are available online.

*Pursuant to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) (20 U.S.C. § 1232g; 34 C.F.R. part 99), the written consent of a parent or eligible student is required before the education records of a student, or personally identifiable information contained therein, may be disclosed to a third party, unless an exception to this general requirement of written consent applies.