9-20-20 Testing for COVID-19
Dear LRHSD Students, Staff, Parents/Guardians,
If you have been exposed to COVID-19 and are scheduling testing, or if you have symptoms consistent with COVID-19 and you require testing, the District’s physicians recommend that you have PCR testing through a commercial lab (e.g. Quest or LabCorp). While there are many rapid tests available, some are not as accurate as the PCR tests.
These recommendations are consistent with guidelines set forth by the Board of Health and the State of New Jersey and will minimize false test results. This is important because false test results can lead on one hand to unnecessary disruptions or, on the other hand, increased risk of exposure.
The turnaround time for PCR commercial lab testing is less than 48 hours at this time. We ask that you do not come to school or send your child to school while awaiting test results.
If you require testing and you need a testing site, you can contact your health care provider or our District physicians at (609) 953-9000. Testing is provided six days per week in the command center at their office in Medford.
Thank you for your continued attention and support. The more accurate information we have, the better equipped we will be to keep everyone safe and keep our doors open.
Carol L. Birnbohm, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools
Lenape Regional High School District