Screening/Testing

SCREENING AND TESTING

Diagnostic Testing

As of Wednesday, January 12, 2022, we will be providing a centralized walk-up testing service as a back-up when schools and nursing staff may be unable to test students, staff or families at their local school.  Because school nurses are also charged with day-to-day duties such as diabetic care, asthma, medication management, student illness and injury they may not be able to immediately provide COVID-19 testing. We encourage you to contact your school as the first option for a COVID-19 test. The school will direct you to our COVID-19 walk-up testing program only when the school is unable to provide a test themselves.  

 

Our walk-up testing program will be housed at Stanwood High School in the Performing Arts Center (PAC) lobby.  The PAC is accessed through the front of the school (facing 272nd).  Families are asked to park in the visitor parking lot.  Testing will be available on a walk-up basis during these hours:

  • 7:30 am - 2:00 pm Monday and Friday; 8:45 am - 2:00 pm Wednesdays
    • 2:30 pm 4:30 pm Monday, Wednesday and Friday
  • 7:30 am - 2:00 pm Tuesday and Thursday

 

This area is isolated from the main areas of the school, has a secured staging area and allows for testing in a way that ensures testing is not done in or near the general population of the school.  COVID-19 testing is done at no cost.  

 

All COVID-19 testing will still require a paper or digital consent be signed or on file. 

Testing (General AND Athletic) Consent Form

Screening Testing Recommendations for K-12 Schools

Screening programs for students/staff are not required except as indicated below for high contact indoor sports, but are generally recommended and can assist in identifying individuals who may be infected and contagious. 

 

Screening testing should be offered to students who have not been fully vaccinated when community transmission is at moderate, substantial, or high levelsScreening programs should test at least once per week, but should consider increasing the frequency of testing to twice per week if levels of community transmission are trending and/or remaining higher. 

 

Per CDC guidance, fully vaccinated individuals do not need to participate in screening programs, but if symptomatic, should be evaluated and tested for COVID-19. 

 

Screening Testing Requirements for K-12 Athletics: To ensure safe participation in athletics, schools must institute screening testing protocols for athletes, coaches, trainers, and other personnel who work with athletes who are not fully vaccinated participating in high-contact indoor sports.

 

Schools may consider screening testing for unvaccinated students participating in other co-curricular or extracurricular activities, such as those that generate aerosols, including singing and some music.