In collaboration with Progressive Diagnostics, NPS will offer PCR testing for all unvaccinated NPS elementary and middle school students beginning with the week of September 27.
Research shows that school-based screening testing helps to identify cases sooner, rather than waiting for symptoms to develop.
Progressive Diagnostics will offer free testing once a week at each school to unvaccinated students, not exhibiting any Covid-related symptoms, with parental consent.
Consent forms can be accessed by clicking here. Schools will not be responsible for selecting students to participate in this program. Parents interested in having their child participate may submit the form electronically.
The test is a non-invasive swabbing of the lower nostrils (no “brain tickling”) and takes only a few seconds to collect.
Results will be available to parents within 24 hours via a HIPAA compliant online portal.
As we work together to keep our students and staff safe, please continue to keep your child home if they aren’t feeling well, or exhibiting any Covid symptoms. For additional information regarding Progressive school testing click here. FAQ’s in English or Spanish are available for viewing as well.