COVID-19 antigen and rapid antibody testing
Learn about testing in your school clinic and how to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in your school.
Prevent the spread, get tested
If you think you have been exposed to COVID-19, your first step is to self-quarantine. It may take 5 days before symptoms begin to show. If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, please schedule a telemedicine visit or with your PCP.
- Fever or chills
- Shortness of breath
- Muscle or body aches
- New loss of taste or smell
- Sore throat
- Nausea or vomiting
Antigen vs. antibody what's the difference?
Your school nurse will perform two tests, an antigen, and antibody test. The antibody test will give you results in 10-15 minutes whereas the antigen test results typically take 5-7 business days.
What if I test positive?
Anyone with a positive test result will be sent home to quarantine for 10 days. You may return to school once 24 hours have passed since last fever without the use of fever-reducing medications and symptoms have improved.
WEAR A MASK
Masks should be worn by everyone while on the school campus. Wear your mask in both indoor and outdoor public places.
STAY 6FT APART
Practice proper social distancing by staying 6ft apart from others in both indoor and outdoor public places.
WASH YOUR HANDS
Wet your hands with water, lather with soap for 20 seconds (sing the “Happy Birthday” song twice), rinse and dry.