The Board of Education discussed at its meeting tonight another COVID-19 mitigation strategy to ensure the safety of all FCPS students and staff during the continuation of the pandemic.
Consistent with the Board’s goals of keeping our students in school for instruction and working together for the health and wellbeing of students and employees, voluntary COVID-19 screening testing for all unvaccinated FCPS staff will likely begin in mid-October. FCPS is currently in the process of finalizing an agreement with a vendor to determine testing protocols, site locations, and other needed resources. Staff members who are vaccinated and students will also be able to voluntarily take advantage of the screening testing service.
As a Board and school system we value and care for each other, to that end it is imperative that we ensure the health and well being of all members of the FCPS community and protect in-person learning - staff testing will be another important step to do just that. Staff will also be asked to submit their vaccination status in the weeks ahead. Further details will soon be released.