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Surveillance Testing

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Surveillance Testing

Surveillance testing is an essential part of keeping our schools safe by caring for ourselves and others and helping to stop the spread of COVID-19. Participating in surveillance testing for COVID-19 helps us support students and school staff in knowing when to isolate if they test positive for COVID-19. Getting tested for COVID-19 when your child is identified as a close contact may allow them to return to school sooner if they test negative.

Effective September 17, 2022, unvaccinated school employees will no longer have to undergo weekly COVID-19 testing as previously mandated by the public health order.

If You Have Symptoms

If you or your student has COVID-19 symptoms, stay at home and do not go to school until you receive a negative test result. Symptoms include: fever greater than 100.4° F, chills, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, headache, new loss of smell or taste, nausea/vomiting, diarrhea, body aches, fatigue, runny nose, congestion. Find COVID-19 testing options for symptomatic students.

Screening &

Diagnostic Testing

TCSOS provides opportunities for COVID-19 testing to reduce the risk of transmission and prevent outbreaks.

  • Effective September 17, 2022, unvaccinated school employees will no longer have to undergo weekly COVID-19 testing as previously mandated by the public health order.
  • Antigen (Bixax) rapid tests are available to all students upon request from a parent/guardian. Contact the TCSOS Health Services office to request a test. 209.536.2045

TCSOS will continue to:

  • Provide access to testing for all individuals who are exposed to a COVID-19 case.
  • Offer over-the-counter tests to employees and families.

 

At Home COVID-19 Testing

Effective September 17, 2022, unvaccinated school employees will no longer have to undergo weekly COVID-19 testing as previously mandated by the public health order.

Employees who are asked to take a COVID-19 test can use this form to submit their results to the TCSOS Health Services team.

* Please sign in using your TCSOS Google account.

COVID

Testing Locations

The Optum Serve State testing site (LHI), located at the Mother Lode Fairgrounds, is open seven days a week from 7 AM to 7 PM. 

Currently, no appointments are needed for PCR (lab) tests. However, if you need a rapid antigen test, please make an appointment.

Individuals can schedule appointments at: lhi.care/covidtesting or by calling 888-634-1123. There is no cost to the individual, and anyone can get tested. If you believe you have been exposed to COVID, please schedule an appointment to get tested 5 days after exposure. If you have any symptoms, please get tested right away.

Get Free At-Home COVID-19 Tests

Every home in the U.S. is eligible to order free at-home COVID-19 test kits 3 times from the federal government for a total of 16 tests. The test are completely free. Orders will usually ship in 7-12 days.

Order your tests now so you have them when you need them.