Test to Stay
Kentucky Public Health and the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services, along with the Louisville Metro Health Department, have provided guidance on optional modified quarantine strategy for managing COVID-19 exposures in the school setting.
This Test to Stay program will be implemented at St. Albert the Great beginning Monday, October 18th. The purpose of this letter is to outline considerations for the Test to Stay modified quarantine which allows unvaccinated students who are exposed to COVID-19 at school to continue with in-person instruction with repeated negative COVID-19 testing. It is important to note that the CDC and KDPH guidelines emphasize the implementation of layered prevention strategies, as well as isolation of persons who test positive for COVID-19 and quarantine of unvaccinated contacts to protect students, teachers and staff.
Participation in the Test to Stay program requires a signed waiver from the parent/guardian as well as an agreement to support all of the requirements and protocols as outlined in the link below. This signed waiver will remain on file and cover your child the entire school year. This testing program is only available to students who have been identified as direct contacts in the school setting.
Our goal is that we will be able to keep all students safe and healthy while minimizing the number of students who have to quarantine due to exposure, thus maximizing the continuation of in-person instruction for our students. In collaboration with the Office of Catholic Schools and our local health department, we will consistently monitor and assess the effectiveness of this program.