Covid Testing for Students

Dear South Loop’s Parent/Guardian,

Welcome back to an exciting and promising school year! As part of the district’s efforts to ensure the safety of our students, we are partnering with Thermo Fisher Scientific and Color Health to provide all students with COVID-19 testing beginning September 1, 2021 for the school year through the ReadyCheckGo™ testing program. 

If you are interested in having your child participate in testing, please follow this link

and complete the registration process. A parent or guardian must register any minor under 18 years old, and you’ll give a one-time consent and HIPAA authorization to share your child’s results with the school and district. 

Students: https://home.color.com/covid/sign-up/start?partner=tf-sou-609990-students

Participants must register on the Color website before testing day so their profiles are saved and automatically populated as ready for check-in each time they test. Parents and guardians are required to provide consent in order to test minors. Participants register using a unique URL. Please be sure that each population receives their correct registration link

and complete the registration process. A parent or guardian must register any minor under 18 years old, and you’ll give a one-time consent and HIPAA authorization to share your child’s results with the school and district. 

Testing is optional for students, except for unvaccinated and partially vaccinated student athletes. Testing will take place during regular school hours and results will be available in 24 to 48 hours. Color Health will follow up with you directly if the pool in which your child participated has a positive result. 

For more information on testing with Thermo Fisher and Color, including self-swab testing and receiving results, head to their Support FAQs or call 888-603-1028. You may also email the CPS COVID-19 Testing Team at covidtestingcps@cps.edu

Thank you for your participation to keep our school community safe and healthy.

For an overview of the participant experience with registration and results, watch this video.

-CPS COVID-19 Testing Team

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