CAESAR RODNEY SCHOOL DISTRICT
Subject: Delaware COVID-19 School Testing Program
Body: Hello Parents, Students and Staff!
In partnership with the Delaware Department of Health and Quidel, your school is offering COVID-19 testing. We recommend everyone pre-register through Primary.Health’s platform: CLICK HERE TO REGISTER. This link is specific for Caesar Rodney School District students and staff. This registration will take no longer than 5 minutes and is only done one time!
Here is a little more about the testing program and process:
- Testing is voluntary but highly recommended. It is free of cost to you so no insurance information is needed, or will you ever be asked to pay for these tests.
- Testing will primarily be done through self-swabbing and monitored by medical staff on site - school staff will not be doing the testing.
- The test being used for this program is the Quidel QuickVue. For more information on the test, please read the fact sheet here: Quidel QuickVue Fact Sheet.
- Results and communication will be shared electronically to the email and contact information used for registration. Results are primarily shared every 15-30 minutes.
- If your child tests positive, the school will contact you directly.
- The schedule for when your school will be testing will be shared soon.
Thank you for helping us stay safe and prevent outbreaks! For questions, please contact your school or office Quidel Testing Coordinator.
Kent ILC – firstname.lastname@example.org
McIlvaine - email@example.com
Fifer Middle - firstname.lastname@example.org
Charlton Program - email@example.com
Star Hill - firstname.lastname@example.org
Postlethwait Middle - email@example.com
Robinson Elementary - firstname.lastname@example.org
Simpson Elementary - email@example.com
Dover Air Base Middle - firstname.lastname@example.org
Frear Elementary - julie.Lavender@cr.k12.de.us
Brown Elementary - email@example.com
Welch Elementary - firstname.lastname@example.org
Caesar Rodney HS - email@example.com
Stokes Elementary - firstname.lastname@example.org
Magnolia Middle - email@example.com
District Office- firstname.lastname@example.org
May 21, 2021,
In conjunction with the Governor of Delaware’s 29th COVID-19 State of Emergency Order modification, the Caesar Rodney School District will maintain the wearing of face coverings in district buildings. In addition the daily COVID screener will continue to be a requirement when working inside of a district building. For your reference:
Kevin R. Fitzgerald, Ed.D
Caesar Rodney School District
Information on COVID-19 Notification & Testing in Caesar Rodney School District
The Caesar Rodney School District realizes there are questions in the community about how testing and notification are processed for COVID-19 infections within our school system. We hope this explanation helps to clarify any questions you may have.
COVID-19 notifications for Delaware school districts occurs in accordance with the Division of Public Health (DPH) guidelines. Every district has been assigned a DPH epidemiology liaison who coordinates this information exchange. Identical steps are followed across the state, so every school district has the same information.
Community notification is based on the contact tracing data for each specific case. DPH directs each district on what is required for communication (if it’s required at all based on circumstances). Additionally, notification is based on where & when the person was prior to the manifestation of symptoms, the individual's direct contact with school personnel, and the case's relation to safety criteria (i.e. masks worn, social distancing, time duration, etc.). It is recommended that teachers/district staff get tested at a minimum of once per month using home test kits made available by the state. They also can use state testing sites more often as needed.