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COvid Testing

Dear Families,  

As promised, in partnership with the Delaware Department of Health and Quidel, Pilot School is offering free, in-school COVID-19 testing for all staff and students. As a reminder, all unvaccinated students, faculty, and staff are required to participate in weekly testing.  Vaccinated students, faculty, and staff are also welcome to take part but are not required.  If you do not register for Quidel testing, you will be responsible for submitting weekly lab-processed COVID-19 tests (i.e., no at-home tests).  

In order to take part in the Quidel testing, you must register and sign the consent form at the Primary.Health’s platform: CLICK HERE TO REGISTER. This registration will take no longer than 5 minutes and is only done one time! 

Here is a little more about the testing program and process:

  • Although testing for unvaccinated individuals is mandatory at Pilot School, testing through Quidel is voluntary but highly recommended. It is free of cost to you so no insurance information is needed, nor will you ever be asked to pay for these tests. 
  • Testing will primarily be done through self-swabbing and monitored by medical staff on site – school staff will not be doing the testing. 
  • The test being used for this program is the Quidel QuickVue. For more information on the test, please read the fact sheet here: Quidel QuickVue Fact Sheet
  • Results and communication will be shared electronically to the email and contact information used for registration. Results are primarily shared every 15-30 minutes. 
  • If your child tests positive, the school will contact you directly. 
  • All students will test on Tuesdays, starting Tuesday, September 14, 2021.

As a reminder, this Quidel testing is for screening purposes, not diagnostic testing.  Per our COVID-19 Response Plan, if your child is experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, please keep them home.  If a student is symptomatic at school, we will ask that they be picked up and receive a negative test and differential diagnosis from their doctor before returning to school.

Thank you for helping us stay safe and prevent outbreaks! Please reach out if you have any additional questions. 

In partnership, 

Dr. Alli Williams

Head of School