Announcements and Important Events
Hundreds of our student-athletes participated in surveillance COVID testing this year through this program that is available to all students.
In order to ensure our teams continue uninterrupted, we are asking all student-athletes and coaches, regardless of vaccination status, to participate in daily COVID testing. This will give assurance to all those involved and allow for no masks during practice and competition.
With the spread of the Delta and now Omicron variants, new data shows some vaccinated individuals carry significant viral loads for a short duration which can compromise those who are unvaccinated and/or immunocompromised. Our goal is to use surveillance testing to minimize the spread of COVID on our teams and in our community while also eliminating the need for individual or team close contact quarantining. Under the plan, only those infected with COVID will quarantine for the period they are infectious as determined by ongoing daily testing.
Testing is conducted onsite daily at no cost to the student’s family or APS. Testing will be available during all three lunch periods as well as afterschool and on Saturday mornings. Students are expected to commit to daily testing in order to reap the benefits of the program which include the elimination of close contact quarantining programs. Testing takes less than three minutes per student with multiple students accommodated simultaneously.
Link for testing enrollment – https://intakeq.com/new/v2el2k/XYbiT3 - insurance information is only needed in the case of a positive test result. There will never be a charge to the student or family regardless of insurance coverage.