Hundreds of our student-athletes participated in surveillance COVID testing this past spring and this program is now available for fall athletes.In order to ensure our teams continue uninterrupted this fall, we are asking all student-athletes and coaches, regardless of vaccination status, to participate in daily COVID rapid testing. This will give assurance to all those involved and allow for no masks during practice and competition.
With the spread of the Delta variant, new data shows some vaccinated individuals carry significant viral loads for a short duration which can compromise those who are unvaccinated and/or immunocompromised. Our goal is to use surveillance testing to minimize the spread of COVID on our teams and in our community while also eliminating the need for individual or team close contact quarantining. Under the plan, only those infected with COVID will quarantine for the period they are infectious as determined by ongoing daily testing.
Testing is conducted onsite daily at no cost to the student’s family or APS. Testing will be available from 2:30-6:30 pm daily during the summer training period as well as on Saturday mornings. Once school begins, testing will be available during lunch periods as well. Students are expected to commit to daily testing in order to reap the benefits of the program which include the elimination of close contact quarantining programs. Testing takes less than three minutes per student with multiple students accommodated simultaneously.
Please use the following link to enroll and students can start attending on Monday, August 2 anytime between 2:30-6:30 pm prior to practice entering through door 8 located between the pool and gym. Students will be given a pass to give to their coach indicating they were tested each day.
Link for testing enrollment – https://intakeq.com/new/v2el2k/XYbiT3
Also, just a reminder that this year we are transitioning to an online registration system for activities. Here you will be able to register for multiple sports/activities. If you have not already done so, please set up your family account at: https://wlathletics-ar.rschooltoday.com/
You will have the ability to upload physical paperwork (one document) or you may drop the paperwork off at the WL Main Office.Please let us know if you have any questions