Dear Shorewood Families,
The Shorewood School District has partnered with Summit Clinical Laboratories to provide free, optional, diagnostic COVID-19 testing for students, their families, and staff.
Who Can Get Tested? Shorewood School District students, staff members (and their families), volunteers, as well as parents/guardians and siblings of students may choose to participate in this optional testing. Individuals who are asymptomatic OR symptomatic may get tested.
Testing Location and Schedule - Diagnostic testing by Summit Clinical Laboratories will take place in the Shorewood Village Center, in the lower level of the Shorewood Public Library, 3920 N Murray Ave, Shorewood, WI 53211. Beginning September 9, 2021, testing will be offered on an ongoing basis on the following days:
- Tuesdays 7:30-9:30am
- Thursdays 3:30-5:30pm
- Fridays 7:30-9:30am
Street parking is available on Shorewood Blvd or Murray Ave, as well as in the lot off of Frederick Ave. Enter through the Murray Ave exterior door and the north meeting room doors will be open. Individuals are asked to remain in the meeting room for their entire visit.
Type of Test - Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) testing will be conducted. PCR tests have a turnaround time of approximately 24 to 48 hours. The actual times may vary based upon the amount of community testing and spread.
How to Get Tested - No appointment is needed to be tested at the District’s partnership testing site.
- Everyone will need to register on COVID Connect to be tested.
- Save time by completing the pre-registration in advance online via the COVID Connect website.
- Adults age 18+ may complete the registration before or at their visit.
- Important note: When prompted to “Select Test Center”, please click on “I’m being tested at a non-public site.”
- Upon completion of the pre-registration form, you will be emailed a QR code for each person.
- If you pre-register via COVID Connect, you will present your QR code upon arrival to the testing site.
- Consent for those Under the Age of 18:
- A parent/guardian will need to complete a consent form AND registration for each child prior to testing.
- The Summit Clinical Laboratories team can help register participants on COVID Connect in-person, but a parent/guardian must accompany minors to give the consent OR send this consent form signed with their minor the day of the testing.
- Parents/guardians need to sign the consent form one time prior to the first test and all future testing will be covered by the initial consent form.
How Will I Get My Results?
- Negative results: you will be emailed a secure link to view and print results.
- Positive results: you will be emailed a secure link to view and print results, and you will be called by contact tracing staff.
What Happens If I Test Positive for COVID-19? If you or your child test positive for COVID-19 you will receive a follow-up call from Health Department staff. Please immediately follow the steps on page 3 of the DHS document to start home isolation.
Why is COVID-19 Testing Important? Testing helps reduce community spread and keeps schools operating safely. Testing individuals who are symptomatic or close contacts helps enable rapid detection of cases in the school community and reduce or prevent school outbreaks.
Thank you for your attention to the above information and for helping us to keep our students and our schools safe this year. If you have any further questions, please visit the Shorewood Summit Testing Site during testing hours and a representative will assist you.
Dr. JoAnn Sternke
Shorewood School District Interim Superintendent
(Photo credit: Nathan Klima for Education Week)