The New York State Department of Public Health has created requirements for COVID-19 testing in schools in the event that the community has been targeted as a micro-cluster. In the lowest level of this measurement, the yellow zone, schools will be required to test 20% of their students and staff who are at school on a regular basis.
In preparation for the possibility that Massena could be included in a yellow zone, we have developed this survey to ask parents if they would allow the school to test their students for COVID-19. This testing would be administered by our school nurses using a rapid test provided by the NYS Department of Health. The test involves swabbing the nose and it takes approximately 15 minutes to develop the results.
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