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10/3/21 Important Information About Covid-19 Testing

Dear Hillandale Parents and Students,

This is assistant Principal Michael Bloom with important information about COVID-19 testing beginning in a few weeks at our school.

Durham Public Schools, in partnership with MAKO Medical, will begin providing weekly COVID-19 testing at school to help identify possible COVID-19 infections among students even if they’re not showing any symptoms. Research has shown such testing can reduce the spread by 50%, especially in large settings such as schools.

The testing is a simple swab of the nose and not the test that tickles the brain. This is the same test families can administer from home or at local testing sites.

This is a voluntary testing process, so a parent or guardian must register their student to participate. The link to register Will be Available on our website, Seesaw and as well as a letter sent home with your students on Monday. All testing information and results will remain confidential. 

I encourage our families to register their students for this free opportunity. Together, we can keep our students safe, in their classrooms, and prevent community spread.

Thank you and have a good evening.