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ViSSTA Testing Program

ViSSTA Testing Via a Partnership Between FCCPS and the Virginia Department of Health

FCCPS offers two types of free COVID testing to any student or staff member who would like testing.  All testing is done voluntarily. Anyone who does not wish to participate will not be forced to participate. If a student is fearful, anxious, or uncomfortable and cannot participate in the process, we will let the parent/guardian know.

TYPE 1: DIAGNOSTIC RAPID TESTS:

Any student or staff member experiencing symptoms of COVID can contact their school’s health clinic to receive a free BiNaxNow rapid test kit to administer. These are nasal swab and proctored tests that provide results in 15-minutes. 

TYPE 2: PCR SCREENING TESTS:

Every student and staff member has the opportunity to get tested every week.  Testing will be offered Tuesday Only at Mount Daniel and Oak Street Elementary and Tuesdays & Thursdays at Jessie Thackrey Preschool and at the Secondary Campus. Central Office Staff may attend a school location that aligns with their schedule.  Test results are typically returned in 48 hours.

FCCPS School Testing Schedule:

Tuesday Testing Schedule

Jessie Thackrey Preschool                      8:15-8:45 am
Location: Health Clinic

Mount Daniel Elementary                         9:15--10:30 am
Location: 1st Floor Conference Room

Mary Ellen Henderson/Meridian               11:30 am-1:30 pm  
Location: Lower Level Lobby Area  

Oak Street Elementary                            2:00 pm-3:15 pm 
Location: Family Resource Center

Thursday Testing Schedule

Jessie Thackrey Preschool                        10:15-11:00 am
Location: Health Clinic

Mary Ellen Henderson/Meridian              11:30 am-1:30 pm 
Location: Lower Level Lobby Area 

A FEW MORE IMPORTANT BITS OF INFORMATION:

  • Anyone who has recovered from COVID can test positive for covid for up to 90 days. So we advise them not to participate in testing until 90-days have passed.

  • Please contact our nurse Tametra Sanders (sanderst@fccps.org) for support with “test to stay.”

  • If you have any questions about the registration process, please contact John Brett (jwbrett@fccps.org). 

  • If you have any administrative or organizational questions about any of FCCPS’ testing options, please contact Rebecca Sharp (rsharp@fccps.org).