May 24, 2022

Seekonk Schools Updates Covid-19 Testing

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The Seekonk Public Schools is making some major changes to its Covid-19 testing protocols in accordance with DESE (Department of Elementary and Secondary Education) and the Department of Public Health.

The school district is launching an at-home testing program beginning in February.
Superintendent Rich Drolet said Monday the district would continue with symptomatic testing only in the schools. The “Test and Stay” program and contract tracing for in-school close contacts will be discontinued.

“This means that regardless of whether you are a school-based close contact or not, you may continue to come to school, not have to take a rapid test to stay in school, and not have to quarantine,” Drolet noted, adding it was a “positive game changer” for school nurses and administrators who have been working with teachers and staff to identify close contacts and contact tracing for the last 18 months. This new at-home testing opportunity is voluntary and only those who opt-in will receive tests.”

The school district strongly encourages parents to fill out the form by Friday, January 28, to opt-in.

More information about the program can be obtained by clicking on the Superintendent’s Communications tab on the district web site: https://www.seekonkschools.org.  

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