Onsite COVID-19 Testing

The COVID-19 pandemic brought uncertainty and stress for many of us; however, we understand the social-emotional health of our students is stronger when they can attend school in an environment with the least restrictive mitigation strategies possible. To help stop the spread of COVID-19 and keep our students learning in-person, Lake Geneva Schools now offers a
free, voluntary COVID-19 Testing Program for students and staff of the Lake Geneva-Genoa City Union (Badger) High School District and the Lake Geneva Joint #1 School District. Testing will help protect our students, staff, family members, and others who are at risk for getting seriously sick from COVID-19.

Who is eligible to be tested through our Lake Geneva Schools’ COVID-19 Testing Program?

Lake Geneva-Genoa City Union (Badger) High School District and the Lake Geneva Joint #1 School District Staff and Students 

How can students and staff register for testing?

Where and when is the testing done?

Testing is available for students and staff who have symptoms of COVID-19, even if vaccinated, or who have been in close contact with someone with COVID-19.

  • If symptoms develop while at school:

    • The student or staff member will be moved safely and respectfully to a supervised isolation room. If the symptomatic individual is over 18 years of age they will be immediately offered a BinaxNOW COVID-19 Ag Antigen/Rapid test. If a minor, when parents are notified to pick the student up from school, the parent will be offered an onsite rapid/antigen COVID-19 test for their child at their school. The individual being tested must have an account at www.lifepointlink.com/noah/outreach. This is where test results will be posted. Please note this is required and must be completed prior to the COVID-19 test. Click here for instructions.

  • If symptomatic student/staff member is home ill OR a close contact following the 7-day return option needing testing: 

    • Lake Geneva Schools will offer drive-up COVID-19 Testing outside the Lake Geneva Schools District Office (208 E South St, Lake Geneva, WI 53147) on:
      Monday - Friday from 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. (Please note no testing will take place on non-school days (Academic Year 2021-2022)

      No appointment is required; however, the individual being tested must have an account at www.lifepointlink.com/noah/outreach. This is where test results will be posted. Please note this is required and must be completed prior to arriving for your COVID-19 test. Click here for instructions.

    • When you arrive at Lake Geneva Schools District Office:

      • Please park in the parking spot near the second door from the road (brown awning labeled "Student Services")
      • PLEASE REMAIN IN YOUR VEHICLE AND CALL 262-348-1000, ext. 1107.
      • A member of the school's health care team will come out to your vehicle to administer the BinaxNOW COVID-19 Ag Antigen/Rapid test.
      • Please DO NOT come into the building. Thank you.
    •  Additional Testing Locations: 

      • Traver School (W3490 Linton Rd, Lake Geneva):  Wednesday 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
      • Woods School (N2575 Snake Rd, Lake Geneva): Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 3:15 p.m. (except Wednesday from 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.)

How is the testing done?

The COVID-19 testing is free, quick, and easy. Members of our district health care team will oversee testing with BinaxNOW COVID-19 Ag Antigen/Rapid test, which includes:

  • Gently swabbing the inner part of the lower nostril. This test is not painful. We do not use the longer swabs that reach higher into the nose.

Who can administer the test?

  • Anyone who has been trained and signed off by the DHS or the Director of Health Services for Lake Geneva Schools. 

  • Primarily Health Aides and School nurses will be administering tests. 

  • Self-administration of the test is allowed for individuals who are capable of accurately performing the steps necessary to collect the sample to be tested. 

What kind of COVID-19 testing is available? 

  • Lake Geneva Schools will be offering a BinaxNOW COVID-19 Ag Antigen/Rapid test

  • Antigen/Rapid testing provides results in 15-30 minutes and is read on site.

How can I be sure that my child’s information will be protected?

  • Sharing of information about your child will only be done for public health purposes (including contact tracing) and in accordance with applicable laws and policies protecting student privacy and the security of your child’s data.

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