Rapid Antigen Testing
At Derry Township School District, we seek to maintain a safe environment for employees, students, families, and the community. To help realize this goal, the District has partnered with Concentric by Ginkgo to make an optional COVID-19 diagnostic testing program available to interested families at no cost.
This optional and free program is designed to provide an extra layer of protection to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. The program has two components:
- Symptomatic testing for students/staff who show symptoms of COVID-19 at home or school, and;
- Asymptomatic testing for students/staff who may have been exposed to COVID-19 but are not showing symptoms. Each test involves a quick, non-invasive nasal swab that is collected under the supervision of a school nurse. Unlike COVID-19 tests you may be familiar with, these tests are not uncomfortable and are easy to administer.
Please note that students may only participate in the testing program with a signed consent form from a parent/guardian and the presence of a parent/guardian during the test itself. Consents forms are only sent to the parents/guardians of students or staff members that are showing symptoms of COVID-19 at home or school or may have been exposed to COVID-19 at home or school but are not showing symptoms.
As a reminder, If your child is experiencing COVID-19 like symptoms or may have been exposed to COVID-19, please keep them home and call our COVID-19 district hotline or email address.
COVID-19 Hotline: 717-500-6980
ECC & Elementary School Email: email@example.com
Middle School Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
High School Email: email@example.com