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January 20, 2021 | by bbennett
The Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE), in collaboration with the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH), is pleased to announce that they are now offering participation in a one-time COVID-19 testing program at TIMES2 Academy. Rhode Island continues to pursue aggressive testing for COVID-19 as a foundation of addressing the pandemic in the state. As part of the state testing approach, we are partnering with RIDE and RIDOH as a participating school.
Our school will offer polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests on Friday, January 29th beginning at 8:30am. All students, staff, and teachers at our school are being offered on-site testing free of charge.
For the test, each child will receive one nasal swab. This swab will be sent to a lab for PCR-based testing. The results of this test will be available in 24-48 hours on portal.ri.gov.
Our school nurse, Rachael Cassidy, will have access to the results of the PCR test to ensure you are informed of the result and to answer any questions you may have as it pertains to the result. If you have any questions on the program you may reach out to her and/or attend the TIMES2 Academy Townhall on Tuesday, January 26th beginning at 5:30pm.
The Townhall meeting will be held virtually, and the information to join is as follows:
Please click the link below to join the town hall meeting:
Or iPhone one-tap:
Or Telephone: Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
US: +1 301 715 8592
or +1 312 626 6799
or +1 929 205 6099
or +1 253 215 8782
or +1 346 248 7799
or +1 669 900 6833
or 877 853 5247 (Toll Free) or 888 788 0099 (Toll Free)
Webinar ID (For Dial-In): 873 8996 6484
Passcode (For Dial-In): 5489516
International numbers available: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kpq1aPUBO
In order for your child to participate in this testing program, your permission is needed. If you wish to be present during the testing of your child, please indicate so on the permission form. Please download, fill out, and submit the form here.