To mitigate risk of infection and to ensure that schools reopen safely, schools will offer voluntary testing opportunities in partnership with Onondaga County.
Students & Staff: Click here to register for testing
To further promote safety and prevent COVID-19 spread, it will be appropriate to perform random saliva-based surveillance testing during the school year. This method of surveillance testing is approved by the New York State Department of Health.
Pools of approximately 12 staff and students will be tested using the saliva protocol. Should the pool show the presence of COVID-19 everyone in the pool will need to have a diagnostic test performed.
Positive Cases & Testing
Once schools are open, there will be specific protocol in place for instances where positive cases have been identified. Each school will have a portal on their website that will allow for 24 hour testing for those who have been in school while symptomatic.
When a positive case has been identified, those who should be tested will be identified by the contact tracers of the Health Department and will be directed to schedule a test through the school’s website portal.
Onondaga County Health Department/Schools COVID-19 Students Contact Monitoring Process