Distribution of COVID-19 Rapid Test Kits to Students

January 25, 2022

Good Afternoon SRCE Families:

As we shared in our email last Wednesday, January 19, 2022, COVID-19 rapid test kits are being distributed to all students.

Nova Scotia Public Health updated their instructions for rapid kits and now recommends swabbing both the throat and nostril. Nova Scotia researchers have determined that collecting samples from both the throat and nose provides a more accurate rapid test result than a nose swab alone, which is the instruction provided by the manufacturer.

An updated instruction sheet has been printed and included with all kits that will be distributed. Please note although kits may have two sets of instructions, families are encouraged to refer to the new advice in the updated instruction sheet.

Given the potential for ongoing COVID-19 exposures in schools, students may choose to test up to twice per week regardless of symptoms. Test kits will be replenished on a regular basis as supply allows.

Sincerely,

Paul Landry
Regional Executive Director of Education

Strait Regional Centre for Education
304 Pitt Street, Unit 2
Port Hawkesbury, NS B9A 2T9
902-625-7065/1-800-650-4448; 902-625-2281 (fax)

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