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November, 2021

Dear Parent/Guardian:

Your student’s school has been provided with a supply of BinaxNOW COVID-19 Antigen Test Cards. These tests have been made available to RIDOH from the federal government. All students, staff, and teachers at schools can be tested free of charge. The school aims to offer an ongoing testing program to all students and staff, although future testing may be dependent on supplies. This consent will apply for all testing sessions going forward through the end of the 2021/2022 school year. At any time, you or your student may decline to participate.

For each testing, your student will receive one nasal swab. This swab will be run on the BinaxNOW COVID-19 Antigen Test Card. The results of this test will be available within an hour. You will be called if the result is positive. The school administrator at your student’s school will have access to the results of the BinaxNOW test. If you have any questions on the Binax testing you may reach out to your school. In order for your student to participate in this testing program, your permission is needed. Sign below and return form back to the school if you would like your student to participate.

In closing, we would like to thank you for your support of this program and our efforts to expand our prevention, detection, and testing of COVID-19 in our state and within our schools.


Sophie Glenn Lau
Head of School, Lincoln School