Happy Holidays! We hope your family will be able to spend this Thanksgiving Break in a way that is meaningful to you. We also want to be sure that your family remains healthy and safe throughout the holiday season.
We are excited to provide you with at-home, rapid antigen COVID-19 test kits, each with two tests, to be used to help prevent spread this holiday season while also reducing risk of positive cases entering our schools after the extended holiday break.
It is important to note that while some of these test kits have passed the original expiration date, the FDA has extended the shelf-life of all iHealth tests and encouraged individuals to still use these tests. Learn more at www.ihealthlabs.com/pages/news
We strongly recommend you use these at-home rapid COVID-19 tests as follows:
- On the evening of Nov. 27 or morning of Nov. 28, please test your scholar before sending them to school on Monday, Nov. 28th
- Keep the second test in the box to be used at the end of Winter Break (evening of Jan. 2)
It is the responsibility of all Alma families to keep their scholars home from school if they test positive for COVID-19 and to wait to send them back to school until confirming they are eligible to return with the campus Medical Assistant.
Alma del Mar is extremely grateful for the State of MA and Department of Health’s initiative to get rapid, at-home COVID-19 tests in the hands of families in New Bedford this holiday season.
Taylor DeLoach, Executive Director
Ottiwell Health Office: 774-206-6827 ext. 2
Douglass Health Office: 774-762-4770 ext. 302