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At-Home Antigen Rapid Tests

On Tuesday, January 4, 2022, the Yolo County Office of Education (YCOE) announced it has received nearly 30,000 iHealth rapid test kits from the state to support school testing in public and charter schools throughout Yolo County.

Washington Unified (WUSD) staff have been working closely with YCOE this afternoon to receive delivery of the rapid test kits and ensure they are transported directly to each WUSD school site as quickly as possible. The rapid test kits were originally scheduled to arrive last week to allow schools to distribute the tests before students and staff returned to school after winter break. However, poor weather conditions delayed the transportation of the kits.

Each kit contains two (2) rapid tests and comes with instructions on how to use the test kits and submit results. Individuals are asked to report positive and negative results.

Keep an eye out for additional communications from your school principal in the next 24 hours with more detailed information on when the rapid test kits will be available for distribution.

Read the full YCOE press release for more information.
Testing Instructions for students and staff

Testing Instructions for students and staff

STEP 1:
 
Your school district has received free COVID-19 rapid test kits from the California Department of Public Health. Each box contains two tests. Tests should be used 1-3 days apart. We recommend that you test your child (or yourself if staff) immediately and then again in 1-3 days per the manufacturer’s instructions for use. 

  • If your child (or yourself if staff) gets sick with COVID-19 symptoms, have them stay home and use your tests to see if it is COVID-19.
  • If your child (or yourself if staff) is exposed to someone with COVID-19, have them stay home (if not up-to-date with vaccination) and use your tests a few days later.
 
Please FIRST read all instructions provided with the kits and watch the video below for your designated test before you test.
 
STEP 2:
 
  • If your results are POSITIVE, stay home from school. Contact your healthcare provider and notify your school. You should isolate the positive individual.
  • If your results are NEGATIVE and your child (or yourself) feels well, they can return to school.
  • If your child (or yourself if staff) has any COVID-19 symptoms or has been in contact with someone with COVID-19, please call your school before you return – even if the test is negative. More testing may be needed.
 
STEP 3:
 
  • Share your at-home COVID-19 test results (whether NEGATIVE or POSITIVE) with your local health department using the Primary Health platform. The website is available in multiple languages, secure and HIPAA compliant.
  • If you need assistance, instructions are available at bit.ly/3zagr2T
  • If you test positive and are unable to report the results online, call your school to notify them.
iHealth Test Kit Instructional Video

iHealth Test Kit Instructional Video

Resources

Resources

At Home Covid Test What You Need To Know flyer