COVID testing plans on hold for Vancouver school sites

Before any optional testing will be offered at school sites, the district will have a plan in place that addresses logistics and safety, and will communicate information to staff members and families

Vancouver Public Schools has been exploring partnerships to expand local COVID-19 testing capability and help families and staff members access tests. With the help of Clark County Public Health, the district is vetting possible partners but has not yet finalized any partnerships. 

Vancouver Public Schools has been exploring partnerships to expand local COVID-19 testing capability and help families and staff members access tests
Vancouver Public Schools has been exploring partnerships to expand local COVID-19 testing capability and help families and staff members access tests

No start date has been set for testing at VPS schools. Before any optional testing will be offered at school sites, the district will have a plan in place that addresses logistics and safety, and will communicate information to staff members and families.

One possible partner for testing, Embry Health, earlier released inaccurate information about testing. The company did not inform VPS of its intent to issue a press release. We regret the inaccurate information shared by the media. 

Until a vetted partnership is established, the district will continue offering free optional testing at the Jim Parsley Center for current VPS students and staff members when school is in session, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m to 4:30 p.m. 

Information provided by Vancouver School District.

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Valerie A
Valerie A
11 months ago

If the goal is to keep students and staff safe and healthy, why would VPS be bringing extra vehicle traffic, non-district personnel and people who have been either exposed to or are having symptoms of Covid onto school campuses and into proximity with students and staff? There’s a reason VPS has closed campuses, or do they? There are MEDICAL testing sites, free for everyone all over the county. They have MEDICAL facilities, MEDICAL personnel, MEDICAL software systems that are HIPAA compliant, and are able to accurately record and report MEDICAL information to patients and the health department. VPS is currently failing as an educational institution, they should focus on their jobs as educators and leave medical care to MEDICAL professionals.

ken rosecrans
ken rosecrans
11 months ago

schools should be teaching not practicing medicine.

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