Tuesday 6/8 Preschool, Downey, Deerfield, Hanlon, MJS (1,2,5), and TMS: 112 Pools ALL NEGATIVE

Thursday 6/10: Sheehan, MJS (K,3,4) and WHS: 50 Pools

 

The Westwood Public Schools is offering voluntary student COVID-19 Pooled Testing through June 10, 2021

 

CDC Guidance on Fully Vaccinated Individuals

 

As Westwood Public Schools transitioned students to in-person learning, protocols such as face coverings, hand washing, social distancing, and additional cleaning measures were put in place to minimize the risk of COVID-19 transmission among students, teachers, and staff in school buildings. Student COVID-19 PCR pooled testing is an additional layer to ensure that our students and staff are safe in our schools as best we possibly can be.

 

Student testing will maximize the longevity of in-person learning by quickly detecting, tracing, and isolating COVID-19-positive individuals whether or not they become symptomatic. And, it will provide families and staff with peace of mind. The current safety measures in place combined with testing for staff and students will lower the risk of transmission and allow more consistent access to in-person instruction for our students.

 

 

Take 2 minutes to register for our WPS COVID-19 testing to keep your schools and community healthy.

 

COVID-19 STUDENT TESTING SCHEDULE 4/5-6/10
  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
In person today

PK-12

PK-12

PK-12

PK-12

PK-12

Pooled Testing Collection  

Preschool 

Deerfield,Downey, Hanlon, MJS(1,2,5) 

TMS

 

 Sheehan, MJS(K,3,4)

WHS 

 

Pool Results Received

(early morning)

   

Preschool 

Deerfield,Downey, Hanlon, MJS(1,2,5) 

TMS

 

Sheehan, MJS(K,3,4)

WHS 

 

Please see the documents and articles related to K-12 pool testing:

Implementation of SARS-CoV2 Screening in K-12 Schools using In-School Pooled Molecular Testing and Deconvolution by Rapid Antigen Test 5/3/2021

Broad Institute Processing Pooled COVID-19 Tests for MA K-12 (3min video)

Westwood Public Schools Pooled Testing Process Diagram

Westwood Public Schools Pooled Testing FAQs

MIT Institute for Data, Systems, and Society Research on Reopening 1

MIT Institute for Data, Systems, and Society Research on Reopening 2

Washington Post Article on Surveillance Testing

WPS Elementary Students Performing Swab Test (3min video)

Student COVID Pool Testing Webinar (March 1)

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