(PHOTO: Rye schools boss Eric Byrne self administering a COVID test at the district headquarters’ parking lot. Testing opens Monday for students, faculty and staff.)
The Rye City School District will begin to offer COVID testing this Monday.
The optional program is part of surveillance testing the district is implementing in order to monitor COVID cases and be ready to comply with any future testing requirements that may be necessary to stay open should the rates of the virus spike again. “A key to reopening schools for more in-person instruction is the identification and isolation of positive cases in the community,” said schools boss Eric Byrne in a note.
Beginning this coming Monday (weather permitting), the District will offer in-vehicle, free, non-invasive nasal swab COVID-19 testing in the parking lot of the District’s offices at 555 Theodore Fremd Avenue, Suite B101, to RCSD students, faculty, and staff on a voluntary basis. Appointments are available from 2:15 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. every Monday. Tests are self-administered; participants do not need to leave their cars to be tested.
Directions to be tested:
Please note that you must use a Gmail account (either your student’s or your own) to sign up for an appointment and fill out the required forms.
To get tested:
- Schedule an appointment by clicking here
- Fill out an online Registration Form by clicking here
- Print, complete, and bring the following two forms with you to the appointment:
Sign-ups are on a first-come, first-served basis. The school district is seeking to test 5% of the in-school population per week to ensure it has enough test kits for the remainder of the school year. Please note that testing appointments will follow school the District’s weather and other types of closings.
See the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) containing detailed information about the tests and testing process and watch a video: