COVID-19 Information

How To Find Testing

  • Call the COVID Hotline at 802-863-7240. Follow the prompts for testing, and you will reach a live person who can help you find a testing site and help you book an appointment. 
  • Search events online here. You will need to set up an account or log in to schedule an appointment. 
  • Explore this site to find additional testing locations. Try out the search engine at the bottom of the page. 
  • Call your child's primary care provider.

Testing FAQ

Can I use an at-home test? At home tests, also known as rapid tests, are helpful in some scenarios, but are not always accurate. They should not be used to end quarantine after exposure, or to rule out COVID if you are sick. A PCR test is the only accepted test at this time. 

What is surveillance testing? Surveillance testing is routine COVID-19 testing for students and staff who are not experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19.  It is done weekly by nasal swab, and it is completely voluntary.  Surveillance Testing FAQ

COVID Coordinator Updates

COVID-19 Surveillance Testing for Students and Staff, Flo Kelley, LNSU COVID-19 Coordinator, September 6, 2021

Updated COVID-19 Guidance from Flo Kelley, LNSU COVID-19 Coordinator, August 15, 2021

 

When To Stay Home

Students and staff are expected to stay home if they have any symptoms of COVID-19, including:

  • fever
  • cough
  • shortness of breath
  • sore throat
  • runny nose
  • loss of smell/taste
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • diarrhea
  • fatigue
  • muscle aches
  • headache

When to Return to School

If your child is absent from school due to illness, the following Department of Health documents can help you decide when it is safe for them to return.   The school nurse is also available to help you.

Returning to School After Illness
COVID-19 In Pediatric Patients (Flow Chart)

If your child is absent from school due to close contact and quarantining,  you will receive a letter via email outlining the last date of exposure, when they can come out of quarantine, and how to end quarantine early by testing. Your school nurse is available to help.