There has been some confusion about PCR vs. antigen testing for COVID-19.
If a child stays home OR has been sent home with symptoms of COVID-19 and you wish to have them tested, KMSD requires a negative PCR test, which follows the CDC and Waukesha County guidelines for schools. This is for children with symptoms.
Not every doctor’s office automatically does PCR testing. Please verify the type of testing before having it done. Documented proof of a negative PCR test is required before a child is allowed back in the classroom along with the child being symptom free for at least 24 hours without the use of medication.
Email your health staff or call the COVID-19 RN or health hotline if you have any questions.
- District COVID-19 RN-Direct line: 262-968-6300, ext 5334
- KMSD Health Hotline 262-968-6369 (District Nurse, Patricia Schuetz RN & Jenny Pick, RN)