HARLAN COUNTY SCHOOLS IMPLEMENTING TEST-TO-STAY PROGRAM TO ALLOW STUDENTS TO AVOID QUARANTINE PERIODS
SEP 09, 2021
Beginning Wednesday, September 15th, the Harlan County Public Schools will begin offering an optional Test-to-Stay program which will allow students and staff who are identified as close contacts during COVID-19 contact tracing to avoid quarantining.
Under the Test-to-Stay program, students and staff who have been in close contact with an individual who has recently tested positive for COVID-19, and who are asymptomatic, can avoid quarantining from school by taking daily COVID-19 tests over the course of five school days (tests are not required during the weekend). Students and staff can remain at school as long as each test returns negative. The COVID-19 tests are administered at the student/staff’s school each morning prior to the beginning of instruction for that day.
To be eligible for the program, parents and staff must complete the applicable permission and consent forms below which outline specific requirements. We ask that you complete the forms prior to potential exposure to expedite the testing process.
- Test-to-Stay Information and Permission Online Form (Family Health Care Associates)
- Health Services Consent Online Form (Family Health Care Associates)
- Quick Swab Testing Information
Please note that students would not be able to use HCPS transportation during the testing period. For questions, please contact HCPS Central Office at (606) 573-4330.
Medication Administration Training ProgramPer Kentucky Administrative Regulation 702 KAR 1:160, school districts must have emergency care procedures at all times when students are in school or participating in school activities. According to the regulation, there must be a school employee who is trained to administer to a student, or assist a student with the self-administration of glucagon, insulin, or seizure rescue medications. A student shall be permitted to conduct the actions and possess the supplies and equipment described in KRS 158.838 at school-related activities, regardless of whether the student is a participant or mere observer of the school-related activity.
251 Ball Park Road
Harlan, Ky 40831
- Christy Whitaker