Tyrrell County Schools offering free on-site COVID testing for students

[courtesy Tyrrell County Schools]

In conjunction with the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, Tyrrell County Schools is providing weekly COVID-19 testing on site at the system’s three schools in Columbia.

In order for your student to participate in this free, StrongSchoolsNC COVID-19 testing, you will need to register your student.

Register your student today with this link:

Keeping Kids Safe

Tyrrell County Schools strongly recommends all families participate in this free program. COVID-19 variants are spreading throughout the United States and research shows routine testing can reduce the spread of COVID-19 by 50%, especially in large settings such as schools.

How it Works

A parent or guardian must register any minor under 18 years old. You’ll give a one-time consent and HIPAA authorization to share testing results with all necessary parties. All testing information is confidential and results will be available in hours.

MAKO Medical will administer an anterior nares nasal swab test that is quick and gentle.  (This is NOT the test that tickles the brain!)  Check out this video to see our student testing in action. https://makostrongschoolsnc.com/how-it-works

Register Today

We are dedicated to keeping North Carolina students and educators safe, but we need your help.

Register your student today with this link:

To learn more about StrongSchoolsNC COVID-19 testingvisit www.MAKOstrongschoolsNC.com .

Thank you for helping to keep our Tyrrell County Schools community safe and healthy!