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Test-To-Stay Program

Test-to-Stay is a strategy being used by school districts across the country to allow unvaccinated, asymptomatic students who have been exposed to a COVID-positive individual to continue to attend school by conducting rapid COVID testing before the start of the school day.  The Westchester County Department of Health County (WCDOH) has granted approval for the Mamaroneck Union Free School District to implement a Test-to-Stay (TTS) program under Westchester County's limited services laboratory license.  

Effective January 11, 2022, the TTS program -- located from 7:30-8:30 am at the District's maintenance garage office (119 Gertrude Ave.) across from Mamaroneck Ave. School -- permits unvaccinated, asymptomatic students who have been exposed to COVID-19 to remain in school by getting tested 3 out of 7 days after exposure.  By the 7th day, if they remain asymptomatic, they no longer have to be tested. TTS is available to all students from our six schools across the District.

The Department of Health has issued very strict guidelines for school districts participating in Test-to-Stay that we must follow; there is no flexibility in Test-to-Stay.  Participation in the Test-to-Stay program is completely optional and is the choice of the individual family.

Mamaroneck School District follows TTS protocols as mandated by the Westchester County Department of Health and explained below in the FAQs (developed Jan. 8, 2022).

Test-To-Stay FAQs