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At-Home Testing

At Home Covid Test

The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) and the Department of Public Health (DPH) announced a new at-home Covid-19 testing program for schools.  This program, which will go into effect in North Andover the week of January 31, 2022, will provide free, weekly at-home antigen COVID tests for any families and staff that opt-in regardless of vaccination status. For more information about this update to the statewide testing program, please click here.  As part of this shift to the program, we are discontinuing Test and Stay and contact tracing for in-school close contacts. This means if staff or students are a potential contact in school, they may continue to come to school and do not have to quarantine.  Please continue to monitor for symptoms daily and do not come to school when sick.  We will test staff or students who become symptomatic during the school day with consent.

This new at-home testing opportunity is voluntary and only those who opt-in will receive tests. We strongly encourage you to fill out the form to opt-in. If you have questions, please contact your school’s nurse.

Overview: At-Home Rapid Testing Program

  • About the Test: iHealth is a 15-minute at-home FDA-approved rapid antigen test

  • Opt-In: To participate, you must opt-in by completing the Opt-in form

  • By opting in, you will agree to review the training materials for test administration and how to report positive test results (using the on-line form). 

  • Weekly: Every two weeks you will receive an iHealth at-home rapid test kit. Each kit contains two individual tests, one for each week. 

  • Reporting Positive Test Results: If a student or staff member tests positive on an at-home antigen test, they will inform their school of the positive result using the Positive Test Result Notification form. The school will keep individual results confidential and will not make them  public. In addition, it is strongly recommended that you inform your healthcare professional of the positive test result. 

How do I administer the test?

  • Click here for a full “how to” written guide in various languages

  • Click here for a video of an individual self-testing

Illustration of how to administer a home COVID-19 test

Opt-In to At-Home Testing


Report Positive Test Results

Report Positives