Student COVID-19 Testing
Pearl River School District is offering free COVID-19 testing (PCR nasal swab) for students currently enrolled in our District. This optional testing can be used for student COVID-19 exposures and for any required testing of sports athletes. Please note that testing is not open to parents or children of preschool age.
If you wish your child(ren) to participate in the PRSD COVID testing program:
• We have arranged to have COVID-19 testing on Mondays from 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM in Pirate Cove at Pearl River High School. Testing will be on a first come-first served basis.
• Prior to being tested, you must register your child(ren) at the Testing Portal or scan the QR code below. When registering, be sure to select the option uninsured as there is no cost for this test. Registration should take less than 3 minutes. Parents will need to register each child being tested. Your registration serves as your consent for your child(ren) to be tested and is the repository where you may check test results. Please be sure to include your email so your test results can be emailed to you. You will only need to register once. Please ensure you register with an email to access results.
• The test is a very simple nasal swab; it is not a deep nasal swab. The test is performed with a swab which is much like a Q-tip. Each nasal opening is swabbed for 10-15 seconds, and then the swab is placed in a vial to be sent to the lab. You will be notified via email from the company within 24-72 hours if you are positive. The company, USA Medical, will also provide information on how to contact a telemedicine doctor at no charge. If you use this telemedicine doctor, and she/he prescribes medication, the cost of the medication is not covered by the school district.
If you have any questions, parents of students should contact their child’s principal while parents of athletes should contact Artie McCormack, Director of Health, Physical Eduation and Athletics.
COVID-19 Test Sites
In addition to PRSD testing for enrolled students, COVID-19 testing is widely available in Rockland County for parents, pre-schoolers and other community members. For your nearest testing site location please visit: https://coronavirus.health.ny.
If you believe your child has been exposed to COVID-19, please contact your healthcare provider and school nurse for guidance . Please click on the following link for more information: RCDOH - COVID-19 Exposure- Isolation- Quarantine Information 9-9-21 Any student that is required to quarantine due to an exposure at school will receive additional information from the school administrator. Any further questions related to potential exposure, testing, contact tracing or quarantining should be directed to the RCDOH at (845) 238-1956.
To report a case of COVID-19 outside of regular school hours email COVID19@pearlriver.org .
Click on the following link for information regarding our 2021-22 School Reopening Plan and COVID-19 Protocols.