Free COVID-19 preventative screening available for students, staff

Free COVID-19 preventative screening available for students, staff


Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) offers free weekly COVID-19 preventative screenings for students and staff. To participate, parents and staff must complete a one-time registration with the state health department contractor, 20/20 GeneSystems.

Click here to access the registration portal. The test used is an anterior nasal swab PCR test. Results are provided to parents and staff in the portal within 48 hours. Users can sign up for email notifications. Only positive results are shared confidentially with the CCPS Office of School Safety and Security for follow up to ensure sick students or staff are not coming to schools.

Testing at elementary and middle schools is done during lunch shifts to avoid instructional conflicts. Below is the testing schedule for high school students.

High School COVID-19 Screening Schedule

School

Lunch

Afterschool

Henry E. Lackey

Monday & Wednesday

Wednesday

La Plata

Monday & Wednesday

Wednesday

Maurice J. McDonough

Tuesday & Thursday

Thursday

North Point

Monday & Wednesday

Wednesday

St. Charles

Tuesday & Thursday

Thursday

Thomas Stone

Tuesday & Thursday

Thursday

Westlake

Monday & Wednesday

Wednesday

The licensed contractor oversees the testing program and processes all results.

The Maryland Department of Health is providing the testing program to local school systems. CCPS has now limited the administration of COVID-19 tests in schools. The screening program provides an opportunity for free weekly testing.

CCPS is no longer COVID-19 testing students or staff who are quarantining. Rapid COVID-19 tests will only be administered by school nurses at their discretion for students or staff who display severe COVID-19 symptoms while at school. The Charles County Department of Health offers free COVID-19 testing during the week. Click here for a schedule.

About CCPS

Charles County Public Schools provides 27,000 students in grades prekindergarten through 12 with an academically challenging education. Located in Southern Maryland, Charles County Public Schools has 37 schools that offer a technologically advanced, progressive and high quality education that builds character, equips for leadership and prepares students for life, careers and higher education.

The Charles County public school system does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age or disability in its programs, activities or employment practices. For inquiries, please contact Kathy Kiessling, Title IX/ADA/Section 504 Coordinator (students) or Nikial Majors, Title IX/ADA/Section 504 coordinator (employees/ adults), at Charles County Public Schools, Jesse L. Starkey Administration Building, P.O. Box 2770, La Plata, MD 20646; 301-932-6610/301-870-3814. For special accommodations call 301-934-7230 or TDD 1-800-735-2258 two weeks prior to the event. CCPS provides nondiscriminatory equal access to school facilities in accordance with its Use of Facilities rules to designated youth groups (including, but not limited to, the Boy Scouts).

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