Student COVID Testing

Student COVID Testing

Quarantine periods can be shortened with a negative COVID19 test. If your child tests negative for COVID19 on a sample collected on days 5, 6 or 7 from the date of exposure, they may return to school without restrictions on day 8 after exposure if negative test results are provided to the nurse. The date in which the student can "test out" of quarantine depends on the type of COVID19 test taken. Also, home tests are not accepted. Questions can be referred to your child's school nurse.

Rapid antigen testing is available through our Health Services Department by appointment for those wanting to "test out" of quarantine and also for those experiencing COVID19 symptoms. This test may only be administered on day 7 of quarantine for "testing out" purposes. Please contact our testing staff at 417.732.7289 to schedule this optional testing (no sooner than 24 hours after notification of quarantine for those wanting to "test out").