COVID Testing

Free  COVID-19 Testing for RSD Students & Staff

Students and staff who are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms or have been exposed to someone with the virus may be tested.  RSD currently has rapid antigen testing.  Rapid testing takes approximately 30 minutes to complete and receive results.  Testing requires parent/guardian authorization.

Locations: District Office, RPS, GMES, RMS, and/or RHS based on staff availability.  For your convenience, all RSD students from the same household may be tested at one school site. 

Testing Hours: By appointment only.  Please call (360) 858-1816 or your child's school RPS/REIP - (360) 273-5161 | GMES - (360) 273-5512 | RMS - (360) 273-5958 | RHS/HEART - (360) 273-5534

Rapid Antigen Test

Important Information for Rapid Testing

  1.  Complete the Consent Form for Rapid COVID-19 Antigen Testing for your child below and bring it with you.  (Must be completed by a parent or legal guardian.)
Frequently Asked Questions Document (link)

Additional Information and Resources

 

Community members who want to be tested for COVID-19 should contact their health care provider or one of the testing locations on the Thurston County Public Health and Social Services (PHSS) website.

What to expect at the testing site

  • You must wear a face covering over your nose and mouth when visiting the site.
  • This is a self-swab testing site. The entire process takes about 10-20 minutes to complete.
  • This is a mid to upper nasal passage test.  Most participants experience little to no discomfort. Participants are given instructions on how to properly swab their nasal passages to administer the test under observation while in their vehicles, unless the student is already inside the school.

The free diagnostic testing is made possible as part of “Learn to Return” — a state-funded program in collaboration between the Gates Foundation, Washington State Department of Health, state Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction, Curative, and the non-profit Health Commons Project. The program is designed to keep students and staff as safe and healthy as possible.