As COVID-19 cases in Delaware continue to decline, and most requirements and mandates have become recommendations and suggestions, DPH encourages everyone to remember the importance of testing. Testing remains one of the best ways to protect yourself and those around you from the COVID-19 virus by identifying cases early. To reduce barriers to testing, Christina, in partnership with the Delaware Division of Public Health, is offering free COVID-19 testing kits for all Christina School District students and staff.
COVID testing is a part of Christina’s layered strategy to keep our schools a safe, healthy, and welcoming learning environment for our students. Over the next two weeks, your child’s school will distribute an at-home COVID-19 test kit. Your child will receive 1 COVID-19 test kit that contains information and instructions on the steps that you should take upon testing.
While testing is not required, we strongly urge you to use the test kit before returning from Winter Break to minimize the spread of COVID-19 after the holiday.
Use the test kit before returning from Winter Break on January 3. Please keep in mind these are over-the-counter (OTC) tests:
- OTC test results do not require reporting and should not be reported to DPH.
- OTC tests can be performed in any setting without monitoring or observation.
- OTC tests can be administered without a CLIA waiver.
- OTC test results should help support a safe school environment.
For more information on Delaware’s COVID-19 Response, please visit https://coronavirus.delaware.gov/.
Thank you for your help in keeping Christina safe!