College students, employees at DC colleges should check destructive for COVID-19 to return after Thanksgiving

College students and employees returning to Washington, D.C., public colleges after Thanksgiving break must present proof of a destructive COVID-19 check earlier than they will get again to the classroom, metropolis officers stated.

The requirement, which D.C. colleges have additionally used to ease returns to in-person studying after different seasonal breaks, is in observe this Thanksgiving “to assist a protected return” after the vacation break, in response to the mayor’s office

Faculties are distributing check kits within the days main as much as the vacation, and households can choose up further assessments at COVID Facilities within the District, situated in every of the town’s eight wards. 

The assessments should be taken on Sunday, Nov. 27, and outcomes have to be uploaded the identical day to the D.C. Public Faculties’ portal to clear the coed for sophistication on Monday.

College students and employees who check constructive, no matter vaccination standing, gained’t be allowed to return to in-person faculty actions till they’ve accomplished their isolation interval, which is usually 5 days, until signs persist, in response to steering from D.C. Well being.

The identical test-to-return coverage can be in impact for colleges’ winter break in December.