COVID-19 Surveillance Testing for Students

  • Surveillance testing is a very important part of keeping our schools safe by caring for ourselves and others and helping to stop the spread of COVID-19.  Participating in surveillance testing for COVID-19 helps us to support students and school staff to know when to isolate if they test positive for COVID-19. Getting tested for COVID-19 when your child is identified as a close contact may allow them to return to school sooner if they test negative.

    MUSD has partnered with Color, a COVID-19 testing company, to provide student and staff surveillance testing and testing for students identified as a close contact with no symptoms.

    Surveillance testing is not mandatory, and all students will be able to come to school if a family chooses not to have them participate in COVID-19 testing.


    COVID-19 Surveillance Testing Step-by-Step Guide

    Students can participate in surveillance testing at any location with a Color mobile testing unit.

    If you or your student has COVID-19 symptoms, stay at home and do not go to school until you receive a negative test result. Symptoms include: fever greater than 100.4° F, chills, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, headache, new loss of smell or taste, nausea/vomiting, diarrhea, body aches, fatigue, runny nose, congestion.