Will DCPS regularly test staff and students who return to in-person learning for COVID-19?

DCPS is committed to putting in place robust health and safety protocols for staff and students to help protect the safety and health of all. 

DC Health’s guidance does not require testing of staff and students to return to in-person learning. Instead, and aligned with this guidance, all DCPS schools will require daily symptom self-screenings prior to arrival where parents and guardians will be asked to proactively identify when their student exhibits COVID-19 symptoms or has been exposed by using the Ask, Ask, Look protocol prior to arrival each day. Upon arrival, students and staff will have their temperatures checked and will be assessed for visible signs of illness before entering the building.