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STUDENT ATHLETE VACCINATION AND TESTING

COVID-19 screening testing for student-athletes will begin the week of November 15. Preregistration is now open for families of students requiring a weekly test for athletic participation. 

As a reminder, FCPS requires student-athletes to be fully vaccinated or provide a weekly negative COVID-19 test to participate in VHSL winter and spring sports or any activity requiring a physical. 

  • Student-athletes ages 16 and older are required to be fully vaccinated or have a medical or religious exemption. Submit vaccination records and/or exemptions to kbberg@fcps.edu
  • Student-athletes ages 16 and older with a medical or religious vaccination exemption will be required to provide a weekly negative COVID-19 test.
  • Student-athletes ages 16 and older who are not fully vaccinated and do not have an exemption may not participate in the activity.
  • Student-athletes ages 12-15 who are not fully vaccinated by choice or due to a medical or religious exemption will be required to provide a weekly negative COVID-19 test. If vaccinated... please submit vaccination record to kbberg@fcps.edu
One-time parent/legal guardian consent is required to begin COVID screening testing for a student-athlete to be tested at school. You may withdraw your consent for testing at any time. If you want your child to begin participating in COVID-19 screening testing, you must pre-register your child(ren) and provide consent using the
SECURE ONLINE PORTAL.

Testing details include: 
  • Student-athletes will receive PCR tests using the Anterior Nares Swab (shallow swab).
  • Student-athlete testing is provided by Aegis Sciences Corporation, a partner in the Virginia Department of Health’s VIssTA program.
  • Testing takes place at all traditional high school sites (after school to the maximum extent possible). 
  • Test results will be kept confidential and made available to parents and guardians Student-athlete test results will be provided to the Director of Student Activities and other designated FCPS personnel if parent/guardian consent is provided for the disclosure.
  • Student-athletes participating in screening testing will not be part of the school’s random sample for weekly testing.
For more information, visit the COVID-19 testing webpage.

 

Contact: Brian Garvey
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