October 7, 2021
To All Parents/Guardians:
As part of the district’s ongoing efforts to identify strategies that will help ensure the safety and wellbeing of our students, faculty, and staff, and to try and maintain our daily in-person instructional model, the district has partnered with the Washington County Department of Health to offer diagnostic polymerase chain reaction (PCR) testing for on-site symptomatic individuals. Through the “ELC Reopening Schools: Support for Screening Testing to Reopen and Keep Schools Operating Safety” program, the district has been allocated funds to provide saliva-based, PCR tests for students, faculty, and staff who are presenting with COVID-related symptoms.
Current DOH regulations prohibit students and district employees who display COVID-like symptoms from attending school, pending receipt of a negative PCR test. This requirement often requires a visit to an Urgent Care facility or doctor’s office, and for the convenience of our students and their families, we are pleased to be able to now offer this service in-house.
In order to be able to participate in the program, parents will need to complete the following steps:
- Visit the following link: https://app.clarifi-covid-19.com/
- Click “Register” and complete the registration process
- Create a profile for your student (every student must have their own profile)
Once you have registered your students, if your student is displaying symptoms while at school, pending parent/guardian permission, the student will administer their own PCR test and then the district will send the test out for processing. The student will still be required to remain at home until the results are received. However, this will eliminate the need for a visit to the doctor’s office.
If you have any questions on this process, please feel free to contact Nurse Arlen or me.
Hartford Central School District
PLEASE NOTE: The video direcly below parallels the written message from Superintendent Cook.