Since the start of the school year, we have prioritized in-person learning while protecting the safety and health of our students, staff and families. This has included access to regular COVID-19 testing for our educators and staff. We are pleased to now be able to offer regular COVID-19 testing to our students, as well.
Through the State of Minnesota’s partnership with Vault, we will now be offering free COVID-19 testing for students in grades 7-12.
Beginning May 11, 2021 and continuing every Tuesday through the end of the school year. This testing is offered to students in school and will be conducted by trained staff during the school day. This testing is optional and not required. Should your child(ren) become ill they will not be able to utilize this testing due to the in-person nature of the test. You may sign your child up weekly, deadline for each week is the Monday prior to testing at noon.
If you would like to elect to have your child(ren) tested, you can sign your child up on the “Student Saliva Testing Sign Up” located on the school’s website (or the link provided below). You will then receive an email from the health office with further information about registering with Vault, testing instructions and a scheduled time for your child to test.
The test results are NOT provided to the school nor reported in any identifiable way. Students and families are encouraged to inform schools of positive results so the school can take steps to prevent the spread of the virus to other students and staff.
A few additional notes:
- This optional screening program is intended to identify asymptomatic students. Participating in this testing without symptoms does not require any isolation or quarantine while awaiting results.
- Students who are under 18 years old will need a parent or legal guardian to provide consent on the student’s behalf.
- This program is provided at no cost to you. Your insurance company will not be billed.
Click here if you would like to sign your child up now for testing on Tuesday: MCC Student Saliva Testing Sign Up Please fill out once for each child you would like tested.
Joe W. Meyer