Families Encouraged to Consent for In-School COVID Testing
To keep our schools safe, New York City is increasing random COVID testing to 20% of both unvaccinated and vaccinated students on a weekly basis. Families of children in 1st grade through 21 years are strongly encouraged to sign the consent for in-school testing. Click here for the form.
Random COVID testing is free and conducted by BioReference Laboratories through a contract with the NYC Department of Education. Random testing is being increased from 10% of unvaccinated students to 20% of both unvaccinated and vaccinated students to keep our schools safer during the Omicron surge. Each child must be registered separately.
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