COVID Tests for RPS at YCHC

COVID Tests for RPS at YCHC
Posted on 10/28/2020
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Rolla Public Schools recently received 5,000 free point of care COVID-19 tests from the State of Missouri to serve symptomatic students and staff members. The tests are anterior nasal swabs, which are only inserted ½ inch into each nostril. Results from these rapid tests are obtained in 15 minutes. The implementation of this method of testing will hopefully allow students and staff to return to school more quickly with negative test results. Since both staffing and physical space requirements are limited in district buildings, Your Community Health Center has generously agreed to administer these tests on behalf of Rolla Public Schools at their testing tent at 1081 East 18th Street, next to Regal Forum Theater. There is no need to call ahead for an appointment. The testing tent is open from 8:30 am to 4 pm.

Symptomatic students and staff members are encouraged to test prior to attending school to help minimize exposure in the buildings. Those who present symptoms to the school nursing offices during the day will be given the option to visit YCHC, or any of our other community providers for testing. Tests administered at YCHC will have no out-of-pocket costs for the student or staff member, but any insurance or Medicaid coverage will need to be presented at the time of the visit to reimburse YCHC for procedural costs. Questions regarding testing for staff and students can be directed to Communications@rolla31.org.