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Kings Offers Quarantine Pilot Program

Posted on: September 25, 2021

Beginning Monday, September 28, students in the Kings Local School District will have an alternative to the current quarantine options. In collaboration with the Warren County Combined Health District and with assistance from the Ohio Department of Health (ODH), the Kings District is participating in Ohio’s Test & Stay pilot program. This testing program will allow asymptomatic direct contacts to remain in school if they receive two negative rapid antigen tests and wear a face mask while inside school during their quarantine period.

We are fortunate to be able to offer this program and in order to offer this pilot, we must follow the program requirements below:

  1. The pilot only applies to students who are direct contacts due to exposure at school, NOT through a community exposure, school-sponsored activity exposure, or from home.

  2. Caregivers must sign the consent agreement and agree to only use the tests provided in the pilot. No tests from outside providers or primary care physicians will be permitted.  

  3. Any student participating in the pilot must wear a multi-layer surgical style mask that will be provided, for the entire duration of the 7-day pilot period. If you have a student who cannot wear a mask for any reason will not be eligible for the pilot. Additionally, if your student has a mask exemption, they will not be eligible for the pilot unless the mask exemption is rescinded.

  4. While in the pilot, students are not eligible to participate in athletics or extracurriculars because they are still considered under “quarantine.”

We feel privileged to be a part of this pilot program that will provide data that can potentially help update or revise quarantine guidance for K-12 schools not only for Ohio but for schools across the nation. 

Please make yourself familiar with the program by visiting the Ohio Test & Stay Pilot Program information on our website