Van Buren schools offer free rapid testing

Van Buren School Dist. can rapid test students, staff for COVID-19

VAN BUREN, Mo. (KFVS) - The Van Buren School District will now be able to provide COVID-19 testing for all students and staff.

They say the rapid test will only take 15 minutes to get results. It is a nasal swab.

According to the school district, the test is completely voluntary and will not be administered unless a consent form has been signed. Students receiving the test must have a parent present during testing.

A positive result will be immediately reported to the local health department. The school district said a negative test does not mean the individual will immediately be able to return to the school environment.

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