COVID-19 Screening Testing for Athletes

 

Beginning Monday, November 8, 2021, every student-athlete and coach participating in an indoor sport that DOES NOT require face masks to be worn during competitions or live practices will be required to participate in our weekly COVID-19 screening testing program, regardless of vaccination status, per recommendations from the Illinois Department of Public Health. 
 

COVID-19 Screening Testing Program

Screening testing assists in early identification of positive cases, including those with or without symptoms (or before the development of symptoms). Early identification assists in preventing transmission on our teams and in our learning community. 

  • Screening Testing will occur at school every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday morning
  • If a testee is absent on the day of their scheduled test, they must take the test the next day they are in attendance
  • Refusal to test or missing test(s) will result in missing competitions and/or removal from the program
  • Lisle 202 COVID-19 procedures for handling positive tests will be followed as laid out on the district website

As we continue to navigate through our winter sports seasons we will continue to monitor guidance and recommended procedures from the Illinois Department of Public Health and the DuPage County Health Department. Adjustments will be made as needed, including expanding our screening testing programs to additional programs or potentially removing this policy entirely.

Registration

Students must be registered with Northshore Clinical Labs (the provider) to be tested. Please click here to complete the registration form. There is no cost to our families.

COVID-19 Screening Testing Program FAQ

Who Will participate in the athlete screening program?

All students and coaches, regardless of vaccination status, who participate in a Winter sport that does not require masks to be worn during practice or active competition. (wrestling, dance, cheer)


What type of test is used?

A cheek swab will be used to collect a sample to test for COVID-19. The sample will be sent to the Northshore Clinical laboratory to conduct an RT-PCR test consistent with the Illinois Department of Public Health and the DuPage County Health Department guidelines.


Who will administer the test to my child?

The school nurse or designated trained staff member will administer the test.


How long does it take to administer the test?

It takes about a minute to administer the COVID-19 test.


When will my child be tested?

Screening Testing will occur at school every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday morning.
 

Will I be notified of the test results?

You will be notified directly from the lab of the test results following each testing (positive or negative). If your child tests positive, the lab will contact you directly and you will be contacted by the school. The school nurse will discuss the Return to School Protocol with you at that time.


How long does it take for the results to be returned?

Northshore Clinical Labs is running about 24 hours to return test results at this time, but please allow 24-48 hours.


Will there be a charge for testing?

No. Reimbursement for COVID-19 testing is covered 100% by all insurance payors with no deductible, co-pays, coinsurance, or any other out of pocket expense.  In the event your insurance provider does not cover COVID-19 testing, you will not be responsible for any payment.

Reimbursement for the uninsured individuals COVID-19 testing is provided by the Department of Health and Human Services' Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA requires individuals to provide a copy of state issued identification card and signed attestation that they do not have any medical insurance at the time of testing.


How do I register my child to participate in the screening testing?

Click here to fill out this form to register your child for the testing program.


Do I have to register now to participate in the testing programs?

Yes. Your child must be registered to be tested.


How can I ask additional questions about the testing program?

Please contact the Athletic Director, Mr. Marcum with questions.