Surveillance Testing

DCSD is excited to offer free, weekly COVID-19 testing for students and staff. COVID-19 testing is a safe, effective way to limit the spread of COVID -19 and continue to keep schools open for in-person learning. COVID-19 testing is not mandatory and is being offered to protect students, staff, family members, and our community. Weekly school-based testing will quickly detect, trace, and isolate COVID-19 positive individuals — whether or not they become symptomatic. And, it will provide families and staff with peace of mind. The current safety measures in place, combined with testing for staff and students, will lower the risk of transmission and allow more consistent access to in-person instruction for our students.

The testing is a nasal swab test (a short swab no longer than a typical Q-Tip) and takes only a few seconds to collect.
Students and school-based staff: weekly testing will be offered at your school.
Non-school based staff and central office staff: weekly testing will be offered at the AIC building.
Look out for the Voluntary COVID-19 Testing Survey online to let us know you are interested in being tested. The deadline to respond to the survey is October 27, 2021.