What happens if I test positive on the rapid antigen test?

If a symptomatic staff member tests positive on the rapid antigen test, they are considered positive and will be sent home to isolate for a minimum of 10 days. The staff member will be able to return after 10 days, and once symptoms have improved, and they have been fever-free for at least 24 hours without fever-reducing medication. Individuals identified as close contacts of the staff member will be tested.

Any close contacts who are asymptomatic who test positive on the rapid antigen test will have a confirmatory PCR test run. A second nasal swab will be obtained, placed into a tube with a preservative medium and sent to a lab. The confirmatory PCR test may take a few days up to one week to complete. The school will notify the staff member of any affected individuals immediately after the point of care testing is completed and those individuals will be required to go home to isolate.