FREE COVID-19 TESTING FOR STUDENTS, FAMILIES, & STAFF
Summit Labs has both Rapid Antigen AND PCR testing available for you to choose from.
Testing is being administered during the 2022-23 school year at the Shorewood High School Arena Lobby. The Arena Lobby is located at the southwest corner of the Shorewood High School parking lot. The doors are clearly marked with the word “ARENA”. Please come in through those doors and straight up the stairs into the lobby to receive the testing.
Please be advised that the Shorewood High School parking lot can be very busy (when school is in session) from 7:30-8:00am since the school day begins at 8:00am. If you are able, consider parking on the surrounding streets and walking to the Arena Lobby during this time.
Remember to pre-register before arriving. Pre-registration can be completed at: https://covidconnect2.wi.gov/#/login
Additional testing and quarantine reminders:
- We are operating under a 5 day quarantine followed by 5 days of strict masking around other people. If you are eligible for a booster, please get it as soon as possible. Per the CDC, a person who is eligible for a booster and hasn’t received the third dose booster (ages 12 and above), the person is considered not up-to-date and will have to follow the unvaccinated protocol for quarantine.
- If you are experiencing symptoms and waiting on test results, please stay home!
- If you are reporting COVID test results, please email: [email protected] and your school’s health aide.
- If you are reporting *POSITIVE* test results, please include the symptom onset date in your email to [email protected].
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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.
Type of Test - Rapid Antigen testing and Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) testing will be conducted. Rapid tests have a turnaround time of approximately 15 minutes and 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.
Information about testing sites:
- TestUpMKE - All valid FDA approved tests in Milwaukee
Guidelines for Use - Home Test vs Laboratory Verified Test
Students, staff, educators, contractors and volunteers who have had close contact with a person diagnosed with COVID-19 should get tested to determine if they are infected, begin quarantine or isolation, and monitor themselves for symptoms, as recommended.
- Fully vaccinated people should be tested on Day 5 following a known exposure to someone with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 and wear a mask in public indoor settings for 10 days or until they receive a negative test result.
- Most fully vaccinated and up-to-date people with no COVID-like symptoms do not need to quarantine or be restricted from work following an exposure to someone with suspected or confirmed COVID-19, if they follow the testing and masking recommendation above.
If your student is ill, please have them tested promptly at a CLIA-certified lab.
There has been a recent increase in the number of students returning to school with a pending COVID-19 test. If your child was tested for COVID-19 and you have not received the results, please keep your child home until the negative results are received!
There has also been an increase in use of rapid home tests for COVID-19 detection and not reporting the results to the schools until well after the infectious period has ended. If you are using a home test, these are the required follow up steps:
- Report the positive results to the District immediately by sending a photo of the positive test to [email protected]
- Locate a CLIA certified lab and obtain a test. All PCR tests are free at any laboratory. Rapid antigen tests may have a cost at certain labs. A PCR test is strongly recommended.
- Please keep all children in the household (who are not up-to-date) home from school to begin quarantine. Review this information to determine if family members qualify as “up-to-date.”
- The District strongly recommends that a PCR test be performed to confirm the negative home test, especially for symptomatic individuals.
- Home tests cannot be used for approval to return to school if a child has 1 high risk or 2+ low risk symptoms, nor can they be used for the 7-day test-out option for quarantined close contacts. A test at a CLIA-certified lab is required.