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Brown School of Public Health   The Rockefeller Foundation

testing in schools

As COVID-19 continues to impact our communities, testing continues to be an important resource to keep schools safe.

How can we engage kids and families in testing campaigns in informative and playful ways? Testing remains a key component of the Covid-19 response, and many schools test students and staff regularly to protect everyone, especially children who can not yet get vaccinated. This campaign informs parents and students alike about the need for and the positive aspects of Covid-19 testing in schools.

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These posts and images are free to download and use by all.

Illustrations by Scott Garrett

  • keep schools safe, keep kids in school
  • extracurriculars
  • neighborhood friends
  • getting the data
  • not everybody is vaccinated
  • young kids: how do tests work?
  • young kids: itsy bitsy
  • go team!
  • cold or covid?
  • all nighter
  • keep schools safe, keep kids in school

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    Children shouldn’t miss out on their education. Parents should be able to work. Here is how we can all help keep schools safe: participate in routine testing. Even if you feel well, it’s important to know your status to keep others safe #TakeTheTest #StopTheSpread Here is something we know for sure: going to school improves children’s lives. School closings have had terrible consequences for many children across the nation. Routine COVID testing in schools helps keep everyone in class. Do your part and #TakeTheTest
  • extracurriculars

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    School isn’t all about homework and problem sets: let’s keep our kids doing what they love, whether it is playing sports, singing in choir, or performing on stage. These group activities put unvaccinated students at a higher risk for infection. Help stop an outbreak before it starts: #TakeTheTest
  • neighborhood friends

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    Whether riding bikes or swinging on the playground, our kids love playing with their friends in the neighborhood. But some of the youngest Americans still can’t get vaccinated for #COVID. Do your part—keep our communities safe by getting vaccinated and encouraging your kids to take part in routine COVID testing for school. Our kids love to get outside! Whether home for the weekend or more, encourage your kids to take part in COVID testing. It’s an easy and painless way to protect others and keep everyone safe
  • getting the data

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    As the pandemic continues, #COVID testing can provide powerful data about COVID variants and community outbreaks. Testing also shows us how well our vaccines are working. Routine COVID testing in schools is a crucial tool in the pandemic. #TaketheTest—together we can catch an outbreak before it starts
  • not everybody is vaccinated

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    Learning and spending time with friends are essential to the well-being of our children. Routine COVID testing in schools helps protect younger students who have not been able to get the vaccine yet. Together we can stop an outbreak before it starts — do your part and #TaketheTest
  • young kids: how do tests work?

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    Wondering what a #COVID test feels like? Sometimes it’s as easy as spitting in a cup! Other tests softly swab your cheek or nose, which lasts a few seconds and doesn’t hurt at all #TakeTheTest
  • young kids: itsy bitsy

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    The Itsy Bitsy spider takes a COVID test – just a quick swab and the school does the rest! Keep your little ones safe at school by teaching them to participate in routine COVID testing. Catching a #COVID outbreak early keeps more kids in class, and gives us all peace of mind.
  • go team!

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    Touchdown! We want you to cheer the Varsity to victory. To keep everyone safe at outdoor events, students should participate in routine #COVID testing: identifying an outbreak before it spreads is a win-win.
  • cold or covid?

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    Getting a sniffle? Routine testing in schools helps determine if it’s #COVID or just a cold. Go to class knowing you’ve done your part—stop #COVID before it spreads Is it a cold or #COVID? Help us catch outbreaks before they begin by participating in routine COVID testing at school. Keeping unvaccinated students safe in the classroom should be a priority for all.
  • all nighter

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    Pulling an all-nighter before an exam? We’ve all been there. As you power through, here’s one healthy thing you can do for yourself, your family and your friends: get tested regularly for #COVID in school. Seeing friends is so much better than being stuck at home! #TaketheTest

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