West Orange High School to Host Ongoing Mobile Covid-19 Testing Site for Students, Staff, and School Families
WEST ORANGE, NJ - Principal Hayden Moore today announced that West Orange High School will host an ongoing mobile testing site on the campus beginning Jan. 20. The site will be open to students, staff, and families in the West Orange School District.
“In an effort to further safeguard the health of our students, staff, and community, as well as salvage the seasons for our student-athletes, color guard, and other co-curricular in-person activities, West Orange High School will host an ongoing mobile testing site on our campus beginning Thursday, January 20," began Moore in his announcement Jan. 12.
The schedule is as follows:
Athletics, Colorguard, and Co-curricular The site will be available on Mondays from 2:30 pm to 6:30 pm for HS students and staff who participate in in-person athletic and co-curricular activities where social distancing is impossible or impractical (these students are required to test weekly). Both a rapid nasal and PCR saliva test will be administered at the same time. The convenience of having testing on-site with clear protocols will enable our activities to proceed with a diminished risk of illness.
West Orange School Community The campus testing site will also be available every Thursday from 2:30 pm to 6:30 pm to the entire student body, staff, and West Orange School District families.
"As we work towards our goal of having all students and staff return to the building full-time, and all activities returning to the pre-pandemic “normal”, we believe that this intervention will help us limit exposure to COVID-19, make our medical staff more aware of risks, and keep all students and staff members safer," explained Moore.
"We also remind students, staff, and our greater community that masks continue to be required at all school functions and that we must all do our best to maintain adequate social distancing while this virus continues to threaten our health and safety," he continued.
"We encourage all members of the West Orange school community to take advantage of the new Thursday opportunities, and we also remind our community that free PCR tests are available at the former K-Mart location, Monday - Saturday, 9:00 am-5:00 pm," he concluded.