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Covid 19 Testing at Northern


  

ENGLISH: https://youtu.be/8ECIaxjHEw8

 

DPS COVID Testing Program Introduction

The brief video explains how Durham Public Schools and MAKO Medical are implementing weekly COVID surveillance testing throughout all DPS schools. 

SPANISH: https://youtu.be/0yGBvUuNiUg

 

Introducción al programa de pruebas DPS COVID

El breve video explica cómo las Escuelas Públicas de Durham y MAKO Medical están implementando pruebas de vigilancia de COVID semanales en todas las escuelas...

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 here (paper copy found here) as well as a letter sent home with your student. All testing information and results will remain confidential.