By completing and submitting this form, I confirm that I am the appropriate parent, guardian, or legally authorized individual to provide consent and:
I, the undersigned, have been informed about the COVID-19 test purpose, procedures, possible benefits and risks, and I have received a copy of this Informed Consent. I have been given the opportunity to ask questions before I sign, and I have been told that I can ask additional questions at any time. I voluntarily agree to this testing for COVID-19 for my student.
APPENDIX A: POSSIBLE TEST TYPES
By signing this form, I am consenting to any of the following testing methods for my student. I understand that my student's school will determine which testing methods are offered to my student and will inform me of the services the school is administering prior to the start of, or any change to, the school’s COVID-19 testing program.
Individual Testing:Symptomatic Testing: (for when individuals present symptoms while at school; individuals should not go to school if experiencing symptoms while at home): Shallow nasal swab samples are collected at school using an approved diagnostic test.
“Test and Stay” (close contact testing): Shallow nasal swab samples are collected at school using an approved diagnostic test. Tests are administered daily from the first day of exposure for at least five (5) days, with individuals testing negative being allowed to remain at school.
Routine COVID Safety Check:
Please note, we are now using the terminology “routine COVID safety checks” to describe what we previously called “pooled tests.” Follow-Up tests are individual diagnostic tests that identify the positive individual(s) in a positive COVID safety check.
Safety Check and School-Based Follow-Up Testing: Shallow nasal swab samples are collected at school and put into a single tube (maximum of 10 samples per tube). If or in case a group tests positive, individual Follow-Up testing with a second sample collection occurs at the school with rapid and/or individual PCR testing, as necessary.
Safety Check and Lab-Based Follow-Up Testing: Saliva or shallow nasal swab samples are collected and kept separate before being grouped at the lab. If a group tests positive, individual Follow-Up testing occurs at the lab, without a second sample collection.