Asymptomatic COVID testing for students

Asymptomatic COVID testing for students
Posted on 03/29/2021
Asymptomatic testing

As part of the Ministry of Education’s enhanced COVID-19 school protocols, school boards are required to offer voluntary asymptomatic COVID-19 testing to students, staff and bus drivers.

Targeted testing is voluntary. Parent/guardian consent is required for testing of students under the age of 18. This testing is only for students, staff and bus drivers who do not have COVID-19 symptoms. Anyone with symptoms of COVID-19 must self-isolate and get tested for COVID-19 at a Community Assessment Centre.

The Limestone District School Board has entered into an agreement with both the Kingston Community Assessment Centre and the Napanee Community Assessment Centre to conduct asymptomatic testing during specific dates and times assigned to each family of schools. Please see the schedule provided below. Once all schools have been through one rotation, the schedule will begin again. If registrations are low, the board may combine families of schools into a single testing week. Families will be reminded of their asymptomatic testing one week in advance.

Families must book appointments for students using the assessment centre’s existing booking process (online or by telephone). Please ensure you use the online booking link provided below, or, if you are booking by telephone, indicate you are a Limestone student or staff member at time of booking. Walk-ins are not permitted. Testing of asymptomatic family members is also not permitted under this program.

Rideau's testing block is April 7-13.  Please see the board website for more details.