DC schools requires COVID test to return from February break

Weeks after President Joe Biden announced plans to end coronavirus pandemic emergencies on May 11, students and staff across D.C. Public Schools will be taking a COVID-19 test to return from their extended break.

COVID-19 rapid tests were distributed to students just before Presidents Day weekend with the expectation that parents would upload their student’s test results on the day they take the test — no later than Sunday, Feb. 26.

“To support a safe return from February break, all students and staff will be expected to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test,” the school’s testing notification said.

Anyone who returns to District schools on or after Feb. 27 will need to have proof of a negative test beforehand.

Ivy Lyons

Ivy Lyons is a digital journalist for WTOP.com. Since 2018, they have worked on Capitol Hill, at NBC News in Washington, and with WJLA in Washington.

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