District Testing

  • District rapid antigen testing is currently prioritized and reserved for the following groups:

    • District students and staff participating in the Test to Stay Program.
    • Symptomatic district students and staff who present to our school nurses and in our school health rooms.
    • District students and staff mandated to test as part of their participation in high-risk sports (basketball, wrestling and cheer), performing arts and extracurricular programs as identified in the K-12 COVID-19 Requirements for Summer 2021 and the 2021-2022 School Year document.

    We are currently not testing:

    • Asymptomatic close contacts including fully vaccinated district students and staff.
    • Asymptomatic district students and staff who are requesting testing.
    • Parents, guardians, community members and other individuals.

    For those participating in the Test to Stay Program, we cannot accept negative home tests that were not observed or administrated by an authorized school or medical professional/tester at this time.

    Schools will accept physician-, lab-, pharmacy- or clinic-confirmed COVID-19 PCR and antigen tests not completed through the Test to Stay Program, as long as outside test results are validated to include appropriate individual's name, test date, test results and testing location.

    In order to administer the district rapid antigen tests, the state has mandated an online recording mechanism through a tool called SimpleReport. As part of the district testing process, parents/guardians must enroll in the online registration tool at this link https://simplereport.gov/register/7X3HQ or www.sno.wednet.edu/simplereport prior to testing (see testing priority above). This online registration must be completed in order for our schools to administer the rapid antigen testing. In completing the online registration, parents/guardians or individuals (if ages 18 and older) will provide consent for this type of testing in our schools and district facilities. All information will be maintained by the Washington State Department for Health and is strictly confidential.

    Our school administrators, nurses and other trusted adults in our schools have been trained to observe the specimen collection and result the test. At this time, our district is using the BinaxNOW COVID–19 (manufactured by Abbott), CareStart (manufactured by AccessBio) or BD Veritor rapid antigen tests.

    Anyone who tests positive will be sent home immediately to isolate for the appropriate number of days. Positive results will be communicated to the Washington State Department of Health and the Snohomish Health District. Any individual who has symptoms or is a known close-contact to a person who tested positive for COVID-19 should stay home.

    Important resources:

COVID-19 Community Testing