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Distribution of Rapid Antigen Tests to Dundana Students

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Distribution of Rapid Antigen Tests to Dundana Students

Today a set of two rapid antigen tests were distributed, with instructions, to each Dundana student who attended in person classes.  This is a voluntary resource to support families.  Below is more instructions to support the use of this resource. If you have any further questions, please contact the school for more information.

When to Use a Take-home Rapid Antigen Screening Kit:

  • For individuals choosing to participate in this testing option, they must display symptoms commonly associated with COVID-19. As outlined in the Ministry of Health’s updated guidancethis includes:
      • Fever and/or chills; OR
      • Cough; OR
      • Shortness of breath; OR
      • Decrease or loss of taste or smell; OR
      • Two or more of:
        • runny nose/nasal congestion
        • headache
        • extreme fatigue
        • sore throat
        • muscle aches/joint pain
        • gastrointestinal symptoms (i.e. vomiting or diarrhea)
  • Symptomatic individuals must complete the rapid antigen tests at home.
  • Note: If you do not meet testing criteria above but feel sick or unwell, please stay home. You may return after symptom(s) improves for at least 24 hours, or 48 hours if you have gastrointestinal symptoms (nausea, vomiting, diarrhea).

Using the Take-home Rapid Antigen Screening Kit:

  • There are different varieties of rapid antigen tests that are being distributed by the province. Please click here for instructions on how to use each variety or reference this how-to video.

What to do after your test:

  • You will know the outcome of the test within 15 minutes.
  • If the first rapid antigen test is negative, complete the second test within 24-48 hours of the first test. If two consecutive rapid antigen tests, separated by 24-48 hours, are both negative, the symptomatic individual is less likely to have COVID-19 infection, and the individual should isolate until symptoms are improving for at least 24 hours (or 48 hours if gastrointestinal symptoms are present).
  • If the first rapid antigen test is positive, there is no need to use the second test. A positive rapid antigen test is highly indicative that an individual has COVID-19. Use of both tests is only required to confirm a negative result. Continue isolating for your required period of time as outlined within the guidance.
Updated on Thursday, January 20, 2022.
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