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Raging2020
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School provided test kits

How convenient that the headline on news12 says that Long Island has the highest student positivity rate in the state as test kits are going home fro schools. Drive up the numbers as they meet in Albany to discuss vaccine mandates. Don’t say you weren’t warned when they mandate this vaccine on your children.

Anyone else find it creepy that Hochel said she gets so excited when she hears planes up in the sky because they might have HER tests. She’s a sick sick woman whose goal is to drive up numbers to get her mandates.

Posted 1/5/22 7:49 AM
 
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NervousNell
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Re: School provided test kits

I declined our test kit. I don't want it.
Oh and then they had my pick up time set during the work day. Yeah ok, I'm going to leave work for this nonsense. They clearly don't think anyone works.

And yes, she's worse than Cuomo and that's saying A LOT

Message edited 1/5/2022 8:09:11 AM.

Posted 1/5/22 7:55 AM
 

windyweather21
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But..but..but...they won't mandate it for our kids...they won't make you take a 3rd shot. All this will WORK and we will be back to normal because it certainly is NOT a control thing.

Where are all the people who claimed this, they seemed to have poof, left this board. Chat Icon Chat Icon

Posted 1/5/22 8:03 AM
 

ali120206
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School provided test kits

One religious facility in our area has already announced a mandate for 12+ for all of their programs. They run a huge summer camp program so many are outraged (but then again many are excited about it).

ETA - I heard our district has tests but we haven't received them yet. I hope we do since DS' nurse recommended we use them on our pink kid...

Message edited 1/5/2022 8:36:00 AM.

Posted 1/5/22 8:34 AM
 

NervousNell
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Re: School provided test kits

Posted by ali120206

One religious facility in our area has already announced a mandate for 12+ for all of their programs. They run a huge summer camp program so many are outraged (but then again many are excited about it).

ETA - I heard our district has tests but we haven't received them yet. I hope we do since DS' nurse recommended we use them on our pink kid...



I would tell her where to go with testing my child because their cheeks are pink.
This has gone way too far

Posted 1/5/22 8:37 AM
 

3girls1dog
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Wait....what the test kits aren't to help us out???? I mean they were so concerned about returning from the break then distribute them days later so any positives have now been in contact with their entire classroom. I mean who is the brains behind all this shit? I won't be picking up my test either.

Posted 1/5/22 8:59 AM
 

NervousNell
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Re: School provided test kits

So this is a good one.

My cousin lives in Nassau county and sent me this from their district's letter regarding the test kits:

"It is important to note that testing an asymptomatic child could result in a false positive that requires a 10 day isolation unless a negative PCR result is provided. Understanding how difficult it is to receive a timely PCR tests, families should save the testing kits for when they are really needed."

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So they are admitting to false positives on these things.

Great......

Posted 1/5/22 9:05 AM
 

ali120206
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School provided test kits

Question though - if it's negative and you have minor symptoms (like a slight runny nose)- can you return or do you still need the PCR?

Posted 1/5/22 9:06 AM
 

Raging2020
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Posted by NervousNell

So this is a good one.

My cousin lives in Nassau county and sent me this from their district's letter regarding the test kits:

"It is important to note that testing an asymptomatic child could result in a false positive that requires a 10 day isolation unless a negative PCR result is provided. Understanding how difficult it is to receive a timely PCR tests, families should save the testing kits for when they are really needed."

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So they are admitting to false positives on these things.

Great......




How about the district that handed out expired tests and the FDA said it’s fine to use them hahaha. People need to really start questioning things

Posted 1/5/22 9:06 AM
 

NervousNell
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Re: School provided test kits

Posted by ali120206

Question though - if it's negative and you have minor symptoms (like a slight runny nose)- can you return or do you still need the PCR?



These are not to be used for "test to return"
They said they are voluntary and if your kid has symptoms to test them before sending to school.
They can't be used to test out of quarantine.

If you think about it, I doubt they will allow the results of a home test anyway- because who is to say you didn't just run it under tap water to test negative and get your kid back in school?

Message edited 1/5/2022 9:10:12 AM.

Posted 1/5/22 9:09 AM
 

ali120206
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Posted by NervousNell

Posted by ali120206

Question though - if it's negative and you have minor symptoms (like a slight runny nose)- can you return or do you still need the PCR?



These are not to be used for "test to return"
They said they are voluntary and if your kid has symptoms to test them before sending to school.
They can't be used to test out of quarantine



Ugh - so there's really no point. Unless it's positive lol.

Posted 1/5/22 9:11 AM
 

Sash
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Re: School provided test kits

Posted by ali120206

Posted by NervousNell

Posted by ali120206

Question though - if it's negative and you have minor symptoms (like a slight runny nose)- can you return or do you still need the PCR?



These are not to be used for "test to return"
They said they are voluntary and if your kid has symptoms to test them before sending to school.
They can't be used to test out of quarantine



Ugh - so there's really no point. Unless it's positive lol.



My friend who tested negative and was symptomatic, her PCR test came back positive. They are not accurate, there is a specific window of when you can get an accurate result.

Posted 1/5/22 9:22 AM
 

Mrs213
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Re: School provided test kits

Posted by NervousNell

So this is a good one.

My cousin lives in Nassau county and sent me this from their district's letter regarding the test kits:

"It is important to note that testing an asymptomatic child could result in a false positive that requires a 10 day isolation unless a negative PCR result is provided. Understanding how difficult it is to receive a timely PCR tests, families should save the testing kits for when they are really needed."

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So they are admitting to false positives on these things.

Great......




The home tests I got from the school actually say on them they are more likely to get a false negative lol.

Anyway I got them from the school as a back up since God forbid your child sneezes now they want them to have a negative test and its nearly impossible to get a doctor's appointment.

Posted 1/5/22 9:24 AM
 

NervousNell
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Re: School provided test kits

Posted by Sash

Posted by ali120206

Posted by NervousNell

Posted by ali120206

Question though - if it's negative and you have minor symptoms (like a slight runny nose)- can you return or do you still need the PCR?



These are not to be used for "test to return"
They said they are voluntary and if your kid has symptoms to test them before sending to school.
They can't be used to test out of quarantine



Ugh - so there's really no point. Unless it's positive lol.



My friend who tested negative and was symptomatic, her PCR test came back positive. They are not accurate, there is a specific window of when you can get an accurate result.



So why are they bothering spending all this tax payer money to send them to the schools?
If they show negative and you can be positive
And then they show false positives too.

So pretty much you take the test and either get a false sense of security that you are in the clear and run around spreading it or you think you have it when you don't?

Madness....

Posted 1/5/22 9:25 AM
 

NervousNell
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Re: School provided test kits

Posted by Mrs213

Posted by NervousNell

So this is a good one.

My cousin lives in Nassau county and sent me this from their district's letter regarding the test kits:

"It is important to note that testing an asymptomatic child could result in a false positive that requires a 10 day isolation unless a negative PCR result is provided. Understanding how difficult it is to receive a timely PCR tests, families should save the testing kits for when they are really needed."

Chat Icon



So they are admitting to false positives on these things.

Great......




The home tests I got from the school actually say on them they are more likely to get a false negative lol.

Anyway I got them from the school as a back up since God forbid your child sneezes now they want them to have a negative test and its nearly impossible to get a doctor's appointment.



Does your school accept home test though to come back?
Because like I said- how do they know you didn't test your dog or something? Chat Icon

Posted 1/5/22 9:25 AM
 

Mrs213
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Re: School provided test kits

Posted by ali120206

Question though - if it's negative and you have minor symptoms (like a slight runny nose)- can you return or do you still need the PCR?



I called the school nurse yesterday and was told that if they have symptoms need a doctors note or negative test to return. Which to me sounds like they woild need a test either way because how would the doctor write a note saying they are ok to go back with symptoms if they have not confirmed the patient is covid negative.

Posted 1/5/22 9:27 AM
 

Sash
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Re: School provided test kits

Posted by NervousNell

Posted by Sash

Posted by ali120206

Posted by NervousNell

Posted by ali120206

Question though - if it's negative and you have minor symptoms (like a slight runny nose)- can you return or do you still need the PCR?



These are not to be used for "test to return"
They said they are voluntary and if your kid has symptoms to test them before sending to school.
They can't be used to test out of quarantine



Ugh - so there's really no point. Unless it's positive lol.



My friend who tested negative and was symptomatic, her PCR test came back positive. They are not accurate, there is a specific window of when you can get an accurate result.



So why are they bothering spending all this tax payer money to send them to the schools?
If they show negative and you can be positive
And then they show false positives too.

So pretty much you take the test and either get a false sense of security that you are in the clear and run around spreading it or you think you have it when you don't?

Madness....



I think false positives are less likely. The major issue being false negatives. I think if you are showing symptoms and test positive then it’s pretty accurate you have Covid. To me it was helpful in my sons case since I couldn’t get him a PCR test. So I knew to isolate him for NEw Years.

Why they are wasting tax payers money on this for schools, doesn’t make any sense? Add it to a list of other stupid rules or things that have been done in the name of Covid.

Message edited 1/5/2022 10:13:05 AM.

Posted 1/5/22 9:55 AM
 

Diane
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Re: School provided test kits

Our district is only giving them out to staff and kids who show symptoms.

Posted 1/5/22 9:57 AM
 

ali120206
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Posted by Diane

Our district is only giving them out to staff and kids who show symptoms.



I guess our district may be doing the same? I heard they have them but yesterday when the nurse called she recommended I buy some to have on hand. But I was confused as a negative rapid with symptoms historically has meant nothing to let them return to school.

Posted 1/5/22 10:05 AM
 

mrsrainbow
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wrong post

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Posted 1/5/22 10:09 AM
 

Sash
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Re: School provided test kits

Posted by ali120206

Posted by Diane

Our district is only giving them out to staff and kids who show symptoms.



I guess our district may be doing the same? I heard they have them but yesterday when the nurse called she recommended I buy some to have on hand. But I was confused as a negative rapid with symptoms historically has meant nothing to let them return to school.



Honestly I think it’s only useful if you think they have it and Showing symptoms. Then you can possibly see if it’s positive and not have to wait on a long line for a PCR. Then schedule a PCR for after the quarantine to get a negative to return to school. I feel like it only helps to reduce the craziness of trying to get the first test. Now you only have to worry about the follow up to prove negative.

They changed the rules at my husbands job. You have to show your positive to get Covid pay while out. So one of his coworkers waited 4 hours for a PCR test. Couldn’t get it and had to go home because he was too sick to stand there any longer. Now he is home without pay and can’t prove if he has Covid or not. He also can’t come back to work until he shows he’s negative. It’s such a nightmare.

Message edited 1/5/2022 10:53:02 AM.

Posted 1/5/22 10:52 AM
 

Tulip9
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I didn't pick up the tests, I am not going to test my kid unless they have a symptom and I do not trust the results of a rapid test so what's the point....

Posted 1/5/22 11:08 AM
 

LuckyStar
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My DD is tested weekly through the district’s test to stay policy. They send a saliva test home and I send it back in the next day. They’ve been doing this since September. It’s technically optional, but 96% of students participate.

I don’t know if it’s her teacher or the constant testing, but I have not gotten a call to pick her up for a sneeze yet this year.

Posted 1/5/22 11:15 AM
 

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Re: School provided test kits

Posted by Sash

Posted by ali120206

Posted by Diane

Our district is only giving them out to staff and kids who show symptoms.



I guess our district may be doing the same? I heard they have them but yesterday when the nurse called she recommended I buy some to have on hand. But I was confused as a negative rapid with symptoms historically has meant nothing to let them return to school.



Honestly I think it’s only useful if you think they have it and Showing symptoms. Then you can possibly see if it’s positive and not have to wait on a long line for a PCR. Then schedule a PCR for after the quarantine to get a negative to return to school. I feel like it only helps to reduce the craziness of trying to get the first test. Now you only have to worry about the follow up to prove negative.





I think this was the thinking behind the home tests, at least that's how it was explained to us. If your kid was exposed at school or you can ask for one if you are showing symptoms- they are sent home with a test. they only need to take it if they have symptoms- otherwise they can stay in school.

Posted 1/5/22 11:22 AM
 

nraboni
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Our district gave out test kits and the expiration date is "Jan 2022" Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon

Posted 1/5/22 12:32 PM
 
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