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October 1, 2021

DISTRICT 54 NEWS

Free SHIELD Testing
District 54 is offering free COVID-19 SHIELD drive-up testing to all students and staff. Please note that ANY student or staff member can get a test regardless of their participation in the weekly SHIELD surveillance testing.  Please note:

  • The test is the same saliva-based test used in surveillance testing. 
  • Individual being tested never leaves their car.
  • Results are available within 24 hours.  
  • Individuals will be contacted with a phone call from the District office the next business day following testing with results.
    • Fever or chills
    • Cough
    • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
    • Fatigue
    • Muscle or body aches
    • Headache
    • New loss of taste or smell
    • Sore throat
    • Congestion or runny nose
    • Nausea or vomitingTesting is available all school days from 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. at School District 54 – Rafferty Administration Center located at 524 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg. More information can be found by clicking on the SHIELD Testing Flyer.Covid Updates and Symptom Monitoring

       

      At this time, staff and students will not be completing a daily digital screener each day. In order to ensure we are keeping all staff and students safe please monitor your child’s health each day and keep them at home should they display any symptoms listed below. All individuals are required to stay at home while symptomatic and are encouraged to test for COVID-19. Please notify our school office or nurse if you or a member of your household tests positive for COVID-19. Symptoms include:

      • Fever or chills
      • Cough
      • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
      • Fatigue
      • Muscle or body aches
      • Headache
      • New loss of taste or smell
      • Sore throat
      • Congestion or runny nose
      • Nausea or vomiting
      • Diarrhea