COVID-19 Testing

COVID-19 Testing
Posted on 04/05/2021
Covid testing
UPDATE April 13: Testing has begun. 
Voluntary testing will take place once a month for students who have a signed release from parents. Testing is carried out by a nurse visiting Bethel schools. This test is quite gentle.

Parents have the option of having their child(ren) tested at school as the letter indicates. If guardians send the form back to school with the release signed, their child(ren) will be added to a list of kiddos who are supposed to be tested at school. 

Dear Parent/Guardian,

Symptom free schools are essential to preventing COVID-19 outbreaks. All teachers, staff, and students should be advised to stay home if they are sick with any of the following symptoms: fever, cough, nasal congestion or runny nose, loss of taste or smell, sore throat, difficulty breathing, diarrhea, nausea or vomiting, stomachache, fatigue, headache, muscle or body ache, poor appetite.

As a part of our school’s mitigation plan to prevent the spread of COVID-19, and by the recommendation of YKHC, voluntary COVID-19 testing will be conducted at schools. Screening testing is intended to identify infected asymptomatic individuals who may be contagious so that measures can be taken to prevent further transmission. Screening testing can identify cases early, and can minimize secondary transmission.

By signing the document titled “RELEASE OF TESTING RESULTS WAIVER”, you understand that you are agreeing to have your child tested for COVID-19 and the results reported to the State of Alaska and YKHC.

Thank you,

Jazzmin LaValle Principal
Mikelnguut Elitnaurviat

ME COVID testing parent letter 032921.pdf

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