COVID-19 Testing Site for GES Students, Oct. 26

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On Monday, October 26, the Caroline County Health Department will be offering COVID-19 testing for Greensboro Elementary students. The testing will be held at the school from 2:00 pm until 6:00 pm, and will be a drive-through event. There is no cost to be tested.

Forms for testing will be available at the site; however, if you would like to print and complete the form before arrival, they are available below.

Testing Form (English)

Testing Form (Spanish)

Please review the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) below. If you have other questions, you may contact the school at 410-479-4885, or the Caroline County Health Department at 410-479-8030.

FAQs

Is it free?
Yes. There is no cost for testing.

Can the rest of my family be tested?
Yes, as long as they are in the car with your GES student.

Did my child have to be learning in-person to obtain testing?
No, as long as they are a GES student, they are eligible for testing.

My child goes to LMS, can he/she be tested?
Yes, if he/she is a sibling or living in the same house with a GES student, and that GES student is in the car.

What is the test like?
The COVID-19 test is called a nasopharyngeal swab. The technician will put a special cotton swab up one side of your nose and move it around for about 4 seconds. It won’t hurt but it might be uncomfortable.

When will I get results?
The health department will notify you of results as soon as they are available, typically within five days.

What do I do if I test positive?
Stay home. Most people who test positive for COVID are able to stay home, rest and fully recover. The health department will share more information with you about taking care of yourself and others.

Why is this testing being done?
COVID testing is being offered based on recommendations from the Maryland Department of Health
This location offers easy access for families who may want testing during the time that the school is closed
Local health care professionals will use the data to gauge community spread, which will help with making decisions in the future.