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 is https://home.color.com/covid/sign-up/start?partner=tf-dur-682-students and a letter will be sent home with your student on October 11. All testing information and results will remain confidential. Registration is a one-time process. Parents will only need to register their child once.
We encourage our families to register their students for this free on-site testing opportunity. Together, we can keep our students safe, in their classrooms, and prevent community spread.
Please contact Assistant Principal Tawauna Stewart (Tawauna_stewart@dpsnc.net) with any questions regarding on-site COVID testing.