Dear HUUSD families & staff:
ADDITIONAL ANTIGEN TEST PICK UP FOR STAFF/STUDENTS TO END QUARANTINE Today, we were able to provide antigen (rapid) tests to families of students and staff who need them to end quarantine and return to school next week. We are offering an additional pick up time on Sunday, 1/9, from 2 pm - 4 pm, at Harwood Union Middle & High School.
These antigen tests are ONLY for students & staff who are currently in quarantine due to testing positive or being a close contact (please note that not all close contacts are required to quarantine; see the table below) and for whom day 5 of quarantine is Saturday 1/ 8 - Tuesday 1/11.
For those staff and students for whom day 5 of quarantine falls after Tuesday 1/11, we will be communicating a plan for how you too can pick up antigen tests from us to end your quarantine. Our plan is to continue to provide these tests for ending quarantine while our supplies last and until antigen or other COVID tests become more available.
Who Should Complete a COVID-19 Test beginning No Sooner Than Day 4
|Close Contacts asked to Quarantine||People testing Positive and ending Isolation|
This applies if you (staff) or your child (students):
If you (staff) or your child (students)
OTHER COVID TESTING AVAILABLE THROUGH HUUSD We continue to offer weekly PCR testing on Mondays for staff and students 5 years and older. See here for details on how to sign up. Please note that this testing will not be available on 1/17/22, as there is no school that day.
We are also continuing our Response testing, whereby staff or students who develop symptoms during the school day can take an antigen test, followed by a PCR test if the antigen test is negative, at the school. We ask that individuals who are sick do not come to school. If your child is sick, please keep them at home and contact your school nurse, who can advise on the options available.
Our Test to Stay program will remain on hold for one more week, through Friday 1/14/22. We have been told to expect updated guidance from the state next week which may impact this program. Until then, we are prioritizing our limited testing materials for those who need them to end quarantine. We will continue to assess our materials and staffing capacity to implement test to stay, as well as await guidance on if continuation of this program is recommended. Less than 40% of the districts in our state had implemented a Test to Stay program. If continuation of such a program is recommended and we have what is needed to recommence, we will do so.
We will continue to keep you apprised as any new guidance is issued.
Allison Conyers, HUUSD COVID coordinator
Kaiya Korb, HUUSD building-based COVID administrator