Sanford Creek Elementary is a Voluntary COVID-19 Testing Site
Our school, in partnership with MAKO Medical, provides COVID-19 testing for students and staff. Sanford Creek is one of seven schools (along with central office) to pilot and participate.
COVID-19 testing is an effective way to reduce transmission, especially when layered with other measures. We strongly recommend families participate in this free program. Participation helps safeguard 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 K-12 student under 18 years old in order for a COVID-19 test to be administered. Pre-K students who attend Sanford Creek are eligible too.
The testing is simple: Trained MAKO Medical staff quickly and gently swab students’ noses. They place all the swabs in a single tube (that’s the pooling step). The samples in that tube are then tested as a single sample, using one test. If a positive test is received, everyone in the “pool” will return to school the next day to take another test to identify the person who tested positive for COVID-19. The entire testing process takes approximately 30-45 seconds. Testing occurs each Monday afternoon at 1:30pm. Thank you for helping to keep our school community safe and healthy.