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HOW AND WHEN TO covid TEST

IF YOU ARE:
YOU SHOULD DO:
Unvaccinated and asymptomatic
  • Seek testing approximately 5-7 days after a known exposure.

  • Per JCPH PHO 21-002, all unvaccinated Jeffco Public Schools employees and unvaccinated students participating in athletics and activities will need to test weekly or show proof of negative test results weekly in order to participate in athletics and activities, including Outdoor Lab. At-home test results will not be accepted.
Unvaccinated and symptomatic
(see symptoms list)
  • Seek PCR testingdo not seek testing at school location*
  • May return to school/activities/athletics after negative PCR test
Fully vaccinated and asymptomatic Jeffco students and staff may test at any school site or any other COVID testing facility. Weekly negative test results are only required for unvaccinated students participating in athletics or activities (including Outdoor Lab), and for all unvaccinated Jeffco Public Schools employees. Family and community members may test at any other free COVID testing location.
Fully vaccinated and symptomatic
(see symptoms list)
  • Seek PCR testingdo not seek testing at school location*
  • May return to school/activities/athletics after negative PCR test
Cautiously concerned;
seeking other testing options

Get the CDPHE Abbott BinaxNow At-Home Rapid Antigen Test Kit

*Please note: Jeffco Public Schools does not accept at-home BinaxNow Rapid antigen tests for any weekly testing mandates under JCPH PHO 21-002 for unvaccinated employees as well as students participating in athletics and/or activities, including students attending Outdoor Lab.

If a student or staff member is showing any new onset of COVID-like symptoms, please isolate and get tested!

TEST RESULTS - NOW WHAT?

Positive Test Results

Any positive test result, regardless of rapid antigen screening test or PCR test, will always be considered positive per the JCPH PHO 21-002. No subsequent testing is needed, nor will be accepted by Jeffco Public Schools or JCPH. Immediate 10-day isolation is required. 


Negative Test Results

At-Home Tests / Rapid Screen Antigen
Negative test results from rapid screen antigen tests (like the BinaxNow test) when taken as symptomatic will need to be confirmed with a negative PCR test. Students/staff may return to school with a negative PCR test. Find a free COVID testing location

PCR Tests
Students/staff may return to school with a negative PCR test. Find a free COVID testing location

Asymptomatic Testing 
Unvaccinated employees as well as unvaccinated students participating in athletics and activities must be tested weekly per JCPH PHO 21-002. Negative test results will allow for participation in extra-curricular events and will not need to be confirmed with negative PCR test if student/employee presented for testing as asymptomatic

Symptomatic Testing
Symptomatic testing will need to be confirmed with a PCR test. Negative PCR test results will allow for the return to school. 

 

*CDPHE Mobile Health School Site Testing

The CDPHE Mobile Health testing program is hosted by Jeffco Public schools in order to assist unvaccinated staff and unvaccinated students participating in extracurricular activities in complying with JCPH PHO 21-002. The intention of the program is used for surveillance purposes which refers to regular testing for individuals who are not experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms.

Only Jeffco students and staff may test at school sites. Family and community members may test at any other free COVID testing location

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