The Winchester Public Schools (WPS) is implementing a COVID-19 testing program in coordination with the Department of Elementary & Secondary Education (DESE). The main goal of this program is to provide an extra layer of protection in preventing the spread of COVID-19. We strongly encourage participation as a way to help keep our students healthy and in school throughout the year.
This program has 2 components, which you can find at the links below:
Test and Stay: for students who have been exposed while in school but are not showing symptoms.
- COVID-19 safety checks: Weekly surveillance testing of asymptomatic students and staff
Why should students and staff participate?
It will help minimize the spread of COVID-19 and keep our students in school;
The more students who participate, the more our community will be protected;
All tests are non-invasive, short nasal swabs or saliva samples;
There is no cost to you.
***Only one consent form is needed to participate in these testing programs. Click here to register.***
Test & Stay Rollout
We will begin the roll out of the Test and Stay Program on a limited basis this week. This testing program is optional; however, please know that if you choose to opt-out of testing, it may result in your child missing school due to having to quarantine if identified as an in-school close contact. You will be contacted directly if your child qualifies for this program.
COVID-19 Safety Checks
More details will be sent out next week by building principals.
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Questions? Please submit to us on our Q & A form!