Do You Need to Get Your Kids Tested Before They go Back to School in Chicago?

If you have kids and their school is about to open up again, you may be wondering if you will need to test kids before school in Chicago.

It’s important to discuss the benefits of getting kids tested for Covid before returning to school, as well as an overview of the types of tests available.

What are the Benefits of Getting Kids Tested?

There are several benefits to getting kids tested before they go back to school.

First and foremost, testing prevents sick-but-asymptomatic students from passing Covid on to others around them. Testing helps to ensure that schools stay open and children remain safe and healthy. This also protects the health of family members, friends, childcare workers, and others who regularly contact school students, faculty, and staff, as sick kids will not be spreading the virus to each other or adults unknowingly.

Since children under the age of 12 years old are not yet eligible to receive the Coronavirus vaccine, testing is the most effective way to prevent coronavirus outbreaks in schools, along with wearing face masks.

What Types of Tests are Available?

Drip Hydration offers several at-home Covid tests.

A rapid antigen test is a nasal swab test that detects viral proteins and can determine if the person is currently infected with Covid-19. It yields results in just 15 minutes.

Our standard PCR test is a nasal swab test that can determine if you are currently infected with Covid-19. It yields results in 1-2 business days.

The Rapid PCR test offers as great accuracy as the standard PCR test but with much faster results. It yields results within 2-4 hours.

How are At-Home Tests Conducted?

Although all of Drip Hydration’s Covid tests are performed in your own home, these tests are performed by certified nurses who have been professionally trained to administer each type of Covid test, rather than you or your child doing the test. This means that you do not have to worry about getting inaccurate results because the test was performed incorrectly, increasing accuracy.

Contact Drip Hydration on our website or over the phone today to learn more about testing kids before school in Chicago and schedule an in-home appointment for Covid testing.

Fast And Accurate Covid Tests At Home

Drip Hydration offers testing in many major US cities. When you schedule your appointment at your preferred location, one of our registered nurses will come to you to administer the test. We can test groups and families at a discounted rate and provide same-day results for your peace of mind.

Getting tested is crucial to our community’s health and preventing the spread of the virus. Don’t wait to get tested – make an appointment with Drip Hydration by clicking the button below.