The District of Columbia Public Schools website announced that everyone returning to school after the upcoming holiday weekend will be required to be coronavirus-free.
“To support a safe return from the Thanksgiving holiday, all students and staff are expected to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test,” the announcement at the top of the district’s site reads. “Families must test their students and upload test results… on Sunday, November 27.”
The post includes a link that tells students, parents, and staff where to get test kits and how to submit results.
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Schools have distributed the test kits in student backpacks through Tuesday, November 22.
Families can also pick up a test kit from the District COVID Center, in all eight districts.
On Sunday, November 27, the district expects everyone to take the test and submit the results to the specified website.
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All students, according to the district’s website, must provide proof of a negative test within 24 hours before returning on Monday, Nov. 28.
The district also posted links and reminders through its social media channels, such as Twitter.
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