DC students get extra day for COVID testing, winter break

Students in D.C. Public Schools already had Monday off as part of winter break, but the snowstorm has extended their break by a day.

Before the winter weather, students needed to get a COVID-19 test by Tuesday afternoon in order to go back to classes.

D.C. Mayor Bowser is giving students one more day off to test for coronavirus.

A news release from the mayor says:

“DCPS students must now test on Wednesday, January 5. Families can pick up their rapid antigen test on Tuesday, January 4 between 1 pm and 4 pm or on Wednesday between 8:30 am and 4 pm. Schools are scheduled to re-open on Thursday, January 6.”

Parents now need to submit their kids’ negative test by Wednesday afternoon.

Schools will re-open on Thursday.

Despite the extension for students, all DCPS staff need to report their COVID-19 test results before 1 p.m. Wednesday.

Luke Garrett

Luke Garrett is a D.C. native dedicated to journalism. He is a reporter and the creator, host and producer of the original WTOP podcast, “DMV Download.” The podcast debuted in 2022. On the show, Garrett takes a weekly look at the biggest stories and ideas in the D.C. region.

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