On-campus COVID-19 testing

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  • Wake County Public School System, in partnership with MAKO Medical, will begin offering weekly, on-campus COVID-19 testing for students and staff. COVID-19 testing is an effective way to reduce transmission, especially when layered with other precautionary measures. 

    We strongly recommend all families participate in this free program. Participation helps safeguard the wellbeing of the entire school community and gives you information to help you keep your children healthy. 

    Participation in the program is voluntary. A parent or guardian must register any student under 18 years old in order to participate. To learn more about COVID-19 testing, visit www.MAKOstrongschoolsNC.com

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What kind of COVID-19 test will be done?

  • Which schools are offering COVID-19 testing?

  • How will the COVID-19 testing program work?

  • If my child’s “pool” tests positive, will they have to stay home?

  • Who will perform the tests in WCPSS?

  • Who will be interpreting the results?

  • What type of test will be used?

  • Where will the tests be performed?

  • Will WCPSS require parental consent before testing students for COVID-19?

  • Who has access to my child’s test results?

  • What if I don’t want my child to be tested?

Register today!

Families can register for on-campus COVID-19 testing. For families that have multiple students at multiple schools, you must fill out an individual form under the student's individual school. We will expand testing to all schools in 2022. Your school will notify you when you are able to register.