WHY IS EPS POOL TESTING?

The Easthampton Public Schools are welcoming students back full time over the coming month. A layered approach to mitigation, including protocols such as masks, hand washing, and physical distancing are in place and have been proving effective in minimizing risk of COVID-19 transmission among students and staff. To enhance these essential mitigation strategies, Easthampton Public Schools will be providing voluntary pool testing to students and staff. Pool testing allows school districts to quickly identify and isolate asymptomatic individuals. By participating in pool testing EPS will have another tool to stop the spread of COVID-19 within our buildings and throughout the community. Having a high number of participants in pool testing will provide a better understanding of the presence of COVID-19 and maximize our ability to remain open and to bring more students into the building.

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Student Pooled Testing Sign up – Easthampton Public Schools (epsd.us)

Please join our Pooled Testing Program!

Easthampton Public Schools has elected to participate in the six-week Pooled Testing Program offered by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. Pool testing is PCR testing by mixing several test samples together in a “batch” or “pool” and then testing the sample for SARS-CoV-2 virus. 

Registrations are accepted at any time during the 6 week program; registration for the week of pooled testing closes on prior Friday at noon.
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