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COVID-19 Testing for Kids and Families

COVID-19 Testing for Kids & Families

MDH announced a recommendation for all school-age youth returning to school, youth sports, or extracurricular activities, and their families, to get tested every two weeks through the end of the school year. While it is not a requirement, regular testing complements other safety measures already in place, such as masking and social distancing.

Schools and youth organizations can send messages and resources available on COVID-19 Testing for Kids and Families to families to encourage testing. Getting tested every two weeks from now until the end of the school year can help keep schools open and sports operating, and ensure we are limiting the spread of COVID-19.

Safe Reopening COVID-19 Preparedness Plan Link - CLICK HERE

Home Screening Tool For COVID-19 Symptoms - 
This tool provides guidance with screening questions.

COVID-19 Attendance Guide for Parents and Families
This tool helps with definitions like close contact, isolation, and quarantine. The tool lists COVID-19 symptoms and gives guidance about when students must stay home and when they are able to attend school.

MDH Schools and Childcare Website Pages: Resources and information about COVID-19

MDH Decision Tree - updated Jan. 2021

Short VIDEO: Masks Dos and Don'ts for Students

Short VIDEO: What you should do if you feel sick - for students

 Community Testing Sites - Click Here: MDH News Release: State launches 4-week push to increase access to “no barrier” COVID-19 testing

Health Screening Symptoms LINK
Glencoe Regional Health Information LINK

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