Beginning December 3, 2020, COVID-19 testing will be available to CPS students and staff who are exhibiting symptoms of the illness.
The type of test that will be used is most accurate when administered in the first 7 days of symptom onset. Therefore, prior to testing, staff, parents and/or guardians will call the CPS nurse triage phone line at 214-3975 to discuss the need for testing based on these guidelines. The phone line will be open from 7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Monday-Friday, school days only.
If it is determined that the student or staff member will be tested, an appointment will be made for one of the 2 testing sites located at either Hickman or Rock Bridge high schools. Testing appointments will be Monday-Friday, 9:30 a.m.-2:15 p.m. when school is in session. Testing will not be available on days that school is closed for breaks or snow days.
The test is performed by nasal swab. After the swab is done, the individual will return home and begin isolating until they receive their test result from a CPS nurse. The nurse will provide guidance on what actions should be taken based on the test result.
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