Staff COVID-19 Testing Information: FAQ's & Testing Site Information

  • This site is organized into 3 sections:

    • Frequently Asked Questions

    • Testing Site Locations and Hours of Operation

    • How Employees Submit Proof of COVID-19 Testing

  • Frequently Asked Questions

     

    Why do LUSD employees need to participate in COVID-19 testing?

    The California Department of Public Health ("CDPH") has stated that school staff shall be periodically tested for COVID-19. 

     

    How frequently do employees need to be tested?

    CDPH recommends that frequency includes testing all staff over 2 months, where 25% of staff are tested every 2 weeks, or 50% every month to rotate testing of all staff over time, taking into consideration testing capacity.

     

    How will LUSD employees be organized in order to accomplish the 100% recommendation that all employees will be tested within a 2-month period?

    Based on the CDPH guidance, staff should be tested in the following sequence by alpha order:

     

     

    Nov

    Dec

    Jan

    Feb

    March

    April

    May

    June

    Last Names

    A-Le

    Li-Z

    A-Le

    Li-Z

    A-Le

    Li-Z

    A-Le

    Li-Z

     

     

    What test is used? How is it done?

    The county is using a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test developed by Helix Diagnostics, which looks for pieces of the virus that cause COVID-19. Tests are conducted by a nasal swab and may be self-collected by the individual who is observed by a public health nurse, or may be collected by public health staff if the individual chooses.

     

    How long does the process take?

    Collecting the samples that will be tested is very quick. Most people will be able to provide the registration information and complete testing within 10 minutes, however that time may vary based on how busy the site is.

     

    What is the cost?

    The test is done at no charge to school employees. 

     

    How will employees prove they’ve been tested? 

    School employees will be provided with a receipt to acknowledge the date on which they were tested. 

     

    Who gets my results?

    Test results will be reported to each school employee. The results will not be reported to the employer. Results are issued by email if the result is negative and by both email and phone call from a public health nurse if the result is positive.

  • Submitting Verification of Employee COVID-19 Testing

     

     CLICK HERE  to submit your name and the date you were tested.