SCPA Free COVID-19 Pool Testing Program
Keeping students in schools and maintaining a healthy classroom is our top priority, which is why we are excited to partner with Thermo Fisher and Color to provide free COVID-19 testing for all our students and staff. The screening for SCPA is scheduled to start Thursday, December 2, and will continue weekly on the same day.
Our testing program works in the following ways:
- With supervision, students will be able to quickly swab their own noses and place their swab in a test tube.
- The Thermal Fisher staff will place the tubes into materials provided for shipping, and transport to labs,
- The samples are tested, and results are relayed back to schools within 12–48 hours.
We are inviting you to register your student for testing. Only registered students 11 years old or younger can be tested. The registration process takes less than five minutes and only needs to be completed one time per student.
To participate you must register your student by either indicating a return call from our Hotline Team or if prefer you can register online without a phone call. The Hotline Team will be available for support if you choose to register online without the return phone call (513) 363-0527.
Please return this form indicating if you are interested in your student participating in the program or not.
Schedule Your Appointment Today
Register your student or Call our COVID Hotline Team at (513) 363-0527.
Testing is not required, but highly encouraged to keep our school community safe. Pooled testing means that two or more people provide specimens that are combined together in one laboratory test; individual results are NOT available. Results will be shared with you and and designated school personnel 24–48 hours after specimen is received in our labs. If your student is found to be a part of a positive pool Cincinnati Public Schools will follow state and local guidelines regarding quarantine.
For more information on testing with Thermo Fisher and Color, including self-swab testing and receiving results, head to Color's Support FAQs
Thank you for helping us create a safe and healthy SCPA community!