Convenient COVID Testing
at School

Saturday, December 19
Saturday, January 2
11:00am - 2:30pm

Dear Parents:

We are pleased to offer our community two more testing dates at school.

Saturday, December 19
Saturday, January 2

We ask that all families participate in the January 2 testing prior to our return to school in 2021, so we can begin the year in good health. All staff will test on that date.

Remember, registration is required by 6 pm the Friday preceding your test date. but you may also register for both dates at once.

See step-by-step registration instructions at the end of this email.
Please note: the DC government has changed their guidance and will no longer except antigen (often referred to as rapid) tests results to be cleared to return to school--PCR test results will now be required. Families can access a Rt-PCR test in a low stress, familiar location at CCPC. The results will be provided 24 to 48 hours after testing. Collectors will use anterior nasal swabs (a swirl of a q-tip in the nose).

On these Saturday mornings, we will be set up similarly to our morning PreK drop-off, with tests being administered near the crosswalk adjacent to our playground on Chevy Chase Parkway. Please form a single line and wait in your car for instructions. You will remain in your car for the entire process. There is a $20 fee for each test and the rest is billed to your insurance.

We hope this convenient testing option is a helpful resource for our families as COVID case numbers increase across our region. As always, please contact me if you have any questions.

Here's an interesting article from the NYT:
What You Need to Know About Getting Tested for Coronavirus

With appreciation,
Noni
TRAVELING OVER WINTER BREAK?
We need to hear from you
As you begin making preparations for the upcoming holidays, we want to ensure that everyone is aware of the COVID protocols, policies, and expectations. Please be advised that the below information is based on the most recent guidance provided by the CDC, DC Government, and the DC Department of Health. However, it is subject to change at any time, at the discretion of the aforementioned agencies and/or CCPC Nursery School.

Families and staff are required to follow the travel restrictions established by DC Government. As of today, only the states of Maryland, Virginia, and Hawaii are exempt. On Friday, November 6, 2020 the Mayor’s Office announced the following protocols for individuals returning to DC from a restricted travel state:
Option 1: Limit daily activities* and self-monitor for 14 days upon return
Option 2: Limit daily activities* and obtain a negative test for COVID-19 administered no earlier than 72 hours. Test results must be received in the office prior to your return to school.
*Please be advised that limiting daily activities includes not attending school

If your family plans to travel for Winter Break, you are required to send an email to the office with the Subject: Out of State Travel and provide this information:
  • Location of travel
  • Date of departure
  • Date of return
  • Indication of whether your family intends to follow Option 1 or Option 2
SAVE THE DATE
CCPC Town Hall on ZOOM
Facts Over Fear:
Moving Forward through the Pandemic

Tuesday, January 12, 10am
Join Director Noni Lindahl, pediatrician Dr. Ashley Moss, and CCPC parent Kath Ratcliff (PhD Biophysics) for an informative look at COVID-19. Our discussion will focus on local data, how COVID is presenting in young children, current testing best practices, and what a vaccine means for the winter and spring.

A Question & Answer session will be included.
FIVE MEDICINE REGISTRATION INFORMATION
If you choose to have anyone in your family tested, please take the following steps to register: 
  1. Go to www.fivemedicine.com.
  2. Select "Book An Online Appointment".
  3. Scroll down and click on "CCPC Nursery School Students and Families Only".
  4. Select the time slot that best fits your needs. You may arrive at any point within your 30-minute window (e.g. if you sign up for the 10am slot, you may arrive any time between 10am and 10:30am).
  5. Once you confirm your request, you will receive a second email confirming your appointment. This is not an automated process, so we ask for your patience as FiveMedicine manually confirms each appointment. 
  6. Once you receive the second email, please fill out the online form with demographic & insurance information.
  7. Submit form.
  8. Everyone being tested should bring a photocopy of their ID and Insurance Card. For minors being tested, FiveMedicine will need a copy of the parent/guardian's ID and Insurance Card. 
 
Quick Reminders:
1. When inputting information in the patient intake forms, please input the information of the individual receiving the test (e.g. if your child is getting tested, input the child's information on the intake form, not the parent/guardian's information). If you are registering more than one person, please complete the process for each person being tested.
2. When you register, you will receive a second email confirming your appointment. Please make sure you follow the instructions in the second email to provide your demographic and insurance information.
3. If you do not fill out all your demographic and insurance information, you will be asked to step out of line so as not to delay the process. We are unable to provide testing if your information is not accurate and in the system.
4. Lab results will be sent from the following email address: