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Come Pick Up Free At-Home Rapid COVID Tests for PCS Staff and Students

Dear Petaluma City Schools Community,

As a school community, we have a shared responsibility to minimize the risk of COVID-19 in the school environment. In an effort to ensure that we all return to school safely after Spring Break, we are distributing at-home rapid COVID tests for PCS staff and students and kindly asking that you administer a test for your student(s) prior to returning to school on Monday, April 11th as outlined below.

 

    • Students who DO NOT have any COVID-19 symptoms and have NOT had a known exposure to someone with COVID-19 should test two times: 
      • Test #1: On 4/8/2022, three (3) days before returning to school
      • Test #2: On 4/10/2022, the day before returning to school
  • If your child DOES test positive for COVID-19, please keep your child home and inform your school site right away by completing the COVID Test Result Form
  • IMPORTANT REMINDER:  If your student DOES have any COVID-19 symptoms or has had close contact with someone with COVID-19 and is not fully vaccinated, please get a PCR and/or a professionally-administered rapid antigen test and call your school or the PCS COVID Information Line (707-778-4626) for next steps before returning to school. DO NOT use the iHealth at-home test to rule out COVID-19 in symptomatic students before returning to school.  

PCS will be distributing boxes of iHealth COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Tests and each box contains two test kits. We kindly ask that parents/guardians pick up test kits for their student(s). Instructions on how to administer the test are included in the box and can be found in this video: How to do an iHealth Rapid Test. 

Please note the pick-up locations and times below:

Petaluma City Schools District Office
200 Douglas Street, Petaluma CA 94952
Pick up is around the corner from Keny's Donuts, next to the PCS Boardroom.

Thursday April 7, 2022 

  • 9:00am - 12:00pm 
  • 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Friday, April 8, 2022 

  • 9:00am - 12:00pm 
  • 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Saturday, April 9, 2022 

  • 10:00am - 2:00pm

McDowell Elementary School 

421 S McDowell Blvd, Petaluma, CA 94954
Pick up is at the front office. 

Thursday April 7, 2022 

  • 9:00am - 12:00pm 
  • 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Friday, April 8, 2022 

  • 9:00am - 12:00pm 
  • 1:00pm - 4:00pm

THERE IS NO SATURDAY DISTRIBUTION AT MCDOWELL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Please note that our PCS COVID testing site will re-open on Monday, April 11th at 7:30 a.m. to provide PCR and professionally-administered rapid antigen tests. Please feel free to visit our PCS testing site for information and tips.  

With your help, we can keep our staff, students, and families safe and healthy.

Thank you for your support!

PCS COVID Information Line: 707-778-4626(bilingual)

PCS Student & Family Handbook for COVID-19 Safety