Free At-Home Rapid Tests

Signing up for Gloucester’s NEW At-Home Rapid COVID-19 Testing Programs in our Schools:

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At-Home Rapid Antigen Testing on Fridays - Every two weeks your child will receive a free, rapid COVID test that you can use at home to test them for COVID. Use this opt-in form to sign up your student

TO SIGN UP, please click here

Overview: At-Home Rapid Testing Program

    • About the Test: iHealth is a 15-minute at-home FDA-approved rapid antigen test

    • Opt-In: To participate, you must opt in by completing the online form. By opting in, you will agree to review the training materials for test administration, report positive test results to your student’s school, and administer the tests according to Gloucester’s guidelines.

    • Weekly: Every two weeks you will receive an iHealth at-home rapid test kit. Each kit contains two individual tests. Your student will administer one test each week on FRIDAY.

    • Reporting Positive Test Results: If your student tests positive on an at-home antigen test, you will inform their school of the positive result using our Positive Test Result Notification form. The school will keep the results confidential and will not make individual results public. In addition, it is strongly recommended that you inform your healthcare professional of that your child has COVID.

    • Easy, Free, and Flexible: This test is administered at home (not at school), reducing the burden on school staff and time to administer tests and increasing a family’s flexibility to do testing in the home for free.

How do I administer the test?

    • Click here for a full “how to” written guide in various languages

    • Click here for a video of an individual self-testing

What if my child tests positive for COVID?

    • Submit Results to Your School Using Our Online Form: You must submit positive test results to your student’s school. Click here to submit positive test your results.

    • Report Your Student Absent as You Normally Would: After you submit your positive result, please call your school to report your student absent as you normally would.

An Important Note about Confidentiality: Positive test results are shared with your school nurse for informational purposes only so we can provide you and your family with proper information about returning to school. Individual results will remain confidential, and they will never be made public.