Asymptomatic COVID testing for students & staff

Limestone Learning Foundation
Asymptomatic COVID testing for students & staff
Posted on 03/23/2021
Image of person with gloved hands holding a COVID-19 nasal swab for testing.

As part of the Ministry of Education’s enhanced COVID-19 school protocols, school boards are required to offer voluntary asymptomatic COVID-19 testing to students, staff and bus drivers.

Targeted testing is voluntary. Parent/guardian consent is required for testing of students under the age of 18. This testing is only for students, staff and bus drivers who do not have COVID-19 symptoms, are not close contacts of someone who tested positive for COVID, or individuals who are part of an active Public Health outbreak investigation. The asymptomatic time slots are specifically for those with no symptoms or risk factors.

Anyone with symptoms of COVID-19 must self-isolate and get tested for COVID-19 at a Community Assessment Centre.

The Limestone District School Board has entered into an agreement with both the Kingston Community Assessment Centre and the Napanee Community Assessment Centre to conduct asymptomatic testing during specific dates and times assigned to each family of schools. Please see the schedule provided below. Once all schools have been through one rotation, the schedule will begin again. If registrations are low, the board may combine families of schools into a single testing week.

Families must book appointments for students using the assessment centre’s existing booking process (online or by telephone). Please ensure you use the online booking link provided below, or, if you are booking by telephone, indicate you are a Limestone student or staff member at time of booking. Walk-ins are not permitted. Testing of asymptomatic family members is also not permitted under this program.

  • Kingston Assessment Centre (KHSC) or 613.548.2376. Appointments are available from 4-4:30 p.m. daily. Should there be no registrations, or insufficient registrations, scheduled by 10 a.m. the same day, testing will be cancelled for that day. Staff will be invited to reschedule on a different testing day.
  • Napanee Assessment Centre (LACGH) or 613.354.8254. Appointments are available from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. daily via drive-thru.

Students may continue to attend school while awaiting asymptomatic test results provided they pass the daily COVID-19 screening.

Please note the test conducted at the assessment centres is a PCR test (nose swab) which has both increased sensitivity and specificity compared to rapid antigen tests and results in more true positives being identified.

Results are available through an online portal. If an individual receives a positive COVID-19 test, regular protocols will be enacted by KFL&A Public Health.

The school board will not receive test results from asymptomatic testing. Personal health information may only be provided to the school board for the purpose of contact tracing. Names of individuals who test positive for COVID-19 and their contacts will not be disclosed publicly.

Asymptomatic Testing Schedule*

Students, staff and bus drivers should attend at the dates assigned to their Family of Schools. If you are affiliated with several families of schools, please choose one that works best for you.

* schedule subject to change based on demand

Loyalist Collegiate & Vocational Institute Family of Schools:
Wednesday, March 24 to Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Loyalist Collegiate & Vocational Institute

Calvin Park Public School

Centennial Public School

Lord Strathcona Public School

Polson Park Public School

Winston Churchill Public School

International Education staff

Limestone School of Community Education students & staff

Granite Ridge Education Centre Family of Schools:
Wednesday, March 31 to Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Granite Ridge Education Centre

Land O’ Lakes Public School

North Addington Education Centre Family of Schools:
Wednesday, March 31 to Tuesday, April 6, 2021

North Addington Education Centre

Clarendon Central Public School

Kingston Secondary School Family of Schools:
Wednesday, April 7 to Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Kingston Secondary School

Katarokwi Learning Centre

Central Public School

J.G. Simcoe Public School

Marysville Public School (Wolfe Island)

Module Vanier

Molly Brant Elementary School

Rideau Public School

Rideau Heights Public School

Sydenham Public School

La Salle Intermediate & Secondary School Family of Schools:
Wednesday, April 14 to Tuesday, April 20, 2021

La Salle Intermediate & Secondary School

Glenburnie Public School

Joyceville Public School

Sir John A. Macdonald Public School

Storrington Public School

Bayridge Secondary School Family of Schools:
Wednesday, April 21 to Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Bayridge Secondary School

Bayridge Public School

Cataraqui Woods Elementary School

Lancaster Drive Public School

R.G. Sinclair Public School

Truedell Public School

Bayridge Learning Centre

Frontenac Secondary School Family of Schools:
Wednesday, April 28 to Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Frontenac Secondary School

Collins Bay Public School

J.R. Henderson Public School

Module de l’Acadie

W.J. Holsgrove Public School

Welborne Avenue Public School

Ernestown Secondary School Family of Schools:
Wednesday, May 5 to Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Ernestown Secondary School

Amherst Island Public School

Amherstview Public School

Bath Public School

Fairfield Elementary School

Odessa Public School

Sydenham High School Family of Schools:
Wednesday, May 12 to Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Sydenham High School

Elginburg & District Public School

Harrowsmith Public School

Loughborough Public School

Perth Road Public School

Prince Charles Public School

Napanee District Secondary School Family of Schools:
Wednesday, May 19 to Tuesday, May 25 2021

Napanee District Secondary School

Centreville Public School

Enterprise Public School

Newburgh Public School

The Prince Charles School

Selby Public School

Southview Public School

Tamworth Public School

Board Education Centre Staff
Educational Services Staff (not tied to schools)
Wednesday, May 26 to Tuesday, June 1, 2021

The Limestone District School Board is situated on traditional territories of the Anishinaabe & Haudenosaunee.