COVID-19 Screening Testing for Students Begins in Early November

In support of our commitment to safety, FCPS will begin COVID-19 screening testing in schools.

FCPS Families,

In support of our commitment to safety, FCPS will begin COVID-19 screening testing in schools.  Complete details on COVID-19 testing for staff and students is available.

Screening testing is a highly recommended strategy to reduce COVID-19 transmission and keep our schools safe. FCPS will test at least 10% of students who are not fully vaccinated and have parent/guardian consent, which follows the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Parent/Guardian consent is required for students to be part of the testing pool. Parents may provide their child(ren)’s vaccination status and indicate consent via a secure online portal. The link to the portal will be shared as soon as it is up and running. 

Test results are kept confidential, like all medical records. Parents/guardians will receive their child’s test results through the vendor’s online portal.

Read more about COVID-19 testing in FCPS.

The need for screening testing is directly related to county transmission and vaccination rates. The higher our student, staff, and community vaccination rate, the lower the rate of county transmission. When Fairfax County moves to a low transmission rate, we can consider eliminating screening testing. 

I encourage everyone to get vaccinated when they are eligible. There are many opportunities throughout our community to receive the FREE COVID-19 vaccine, for information visit the Fairfax County Health Department.

Thank you for your continued support,

 

Scott S. Brabrand 

Superintendent