Halifax County Schools has partnered with One Love Lab to provide routine surveillance COVID-19 testing using the oral cheek swab free of charge.
This service will be offered to all students and employees.
The county begins its school year Monday and masks will be required of students and staff indoors at all times.
One Love Lab will be onsite to explain the program and processes during open houses, most of which are scheduled today. Some were scheduled Tuesday and Wednesday.
Parents must give written permission for their student to participate.
“This safety precaution is necessary to understand and contain the spread of this virus in our schools. Safety is our number one priority,” the school system said.
The initial testing sites are the following:
Scotland Neck Elementary
Inborden Elementary STEAM Academy
Enfield Middle STEAM Academy
Aurelian Springs Elementary