These tests use either a saliva/inside the mouth swab or a nasal/inside the nose swab.
For each test, your student will swab her/him/them self or, if assistance is needed, by the school nurse.
The Clarifi COVID-19 test is the most sensitive saliva test available at this time. Over 2 million of these tests have been used in colleges and K-12 schools in New York State. The test is a very simple and painless saliva swab that the student can easily self-administer. This short video shows how the test works.
To participate in the testing program, you must complete the following steps:
Once samples have been collected for the day, they will be sent to Quadrant’s lab to be tested. Results will be ready within 24-48 hours and can be viewed by logging back into app.Clarifi-COVID-19.com.
Clarifi COVID-19 Test Patient Handout
The Abbott ID NOW COVID-19 Test is a very easy nasal swab and results are available in 15 minutes. This test can be used by our school health office staff to rule out COVID-19 if your student becomes sick during the school day.
A negative test result does necessarily allow your student return to class. Your student must still follow the district’s sick/return to school policy. Your student may still need to be seen by their healthcare provider. A follow-up COVID-19 test might be recommended.
For your student(s) to participate in symptomatic testing, you must:
Abbott ID NOW COVID-19 Test Patient Handout
The Abbott Binax Now test is also a very easy nasal swab and results are available in 15 minutes. This screening testing option is for vaccinated and unvaccinated students who were exposed to a positive case during high-risk school-based activities. These activities can include close contact or indoor sports, band, choir, theater, and indoor school clubs.
For your student(s) to participate in exposure testing, you must:
Abbott Binax Now Patient Handout
Results of all tests must be reported to the local health department following New York State Department of Health Communicable Disease Reporting Requirements.