COVID-19 screening testing is recommended for students and required for staff who are not fully vaccinated at least once per week during moderate, substantial, and high transmission as per CDC guidance. Testing can provide an important prevention strategy and safety net to support in-person education in schools where the transmission risk is moderate, substantial or high. In addition, PCR tests are used for screening testing which are the most accurate COVID-19 tests available. Schools may consider multiple screening testing strategies, for example, testing a random sample of at least 10% of students and staff who are not fully vaccinated, or testing all students/staff who were in the same classroom as a COVID-19 case during their infectious period, regardless of their proximity in the classroom. ECDOH continues to work with schools to implement COVID-19 screening testing programs to those interested.
Additional Notes for Iroquois’s Implementation
Iroquois is partnering with the ECDOH to offer screening to all students and staff, both vaccinated and unvaccinated, that wish to participate.