In an effort to continue safeguarding the community’s health, Newark Academy will conduct on-site testing for any student or employee who develops symptoms related to COVID-19 during the school day.
If a student or employee presents during the school day with one or more symptoms related to COVID-19, Newark Academy’s school nurses will consult with the school doctor and use their discretion to administer the Becton Dickinson (BD) Veritor™ SARS-CoV-2 Assay. The BD rapid, antigen test takes just seconds, requiring a nasal swab of both nostrils. Test results are produced in approximately 15 minutes, enabling NA to respond quickly and effectively to any presumptive positive case of COVID-19. The results will be shared immediately with the Livingston Board of Health, so contact tracing efforts may begin.
Please know that parents will be contacted prior to the testing of their child(ren). There will not be a fee for testing. However, all community members who have been tested will be asked to confirm their result (positive or negative) through a molecular test by their health care provider.
The consent to test form can be accessed through MyNA, within the “Resources” section, and by clicking on the orange Magnus Health tile.