Before and after care
school programs play a
critical role in the school day
for millions of children
Before and after care school programs play a critical role in the school day for millions of children
The demand for afterschool programs is strong, with nearly 10.2 million children participating annually. The employees of before and after care school programs are exposed to children from a variety of schools and grades, breaking the ‘bubbles,’ or pods, that can be created and managed within school classrooms. This leaves program administrators and teachers at risk and families hesitant to send their children, despite needing childcare services. With often tight budgets, fluctuations in attendance due to COVID-19 concerns and outbreaks can put a program’s future into jeopardy.
The GENETWORx COVID-19 Testing Program for Before and After Care Programs
The GENETWORx COVID test program allows you to focus on providing reliable, kind care that meets your students learning and social needs.
It’s Simple- Your students, faculty and staff self-administer two gentle nasal swab tests which take just a few seconds to complete.
It’s Cost Effective- The GENETWORx pooling solution for schools allows for multiple collections to be processed together at the laboratory, saving you substantial dollars without any loss of accuracy. If the pool comes back positive, the second sample of the group in question is ran individually, determining who is positive for COVID-19.
It’s Accurate and Timely – Our PCR COVID-19 tests are 99% accurate and results are provided in less than 24 hours of receipt by our lab via a digital management system, Aura.
“No matter the level of transmission in a community, every child care program should have a plan in place to protect staff, children, and their families from the spread of COVID-19.”
– (CDC quote)
The GENETWORx Pooling Solution will Save you Time and Money without Sacrificing Accuracy
GENETWORx has designed an onsite pooling collection methodology that will allow for the testing of pools of your students and staff, with no sacrifice to accuracy. With this highly efficient testing solution, the cost of COVID-19 testing for your program is cut by over 50%, there is no loss of accuracy, and results are provided within 24 hours from receipt of the kits at the laboratory.
This is how it works:
2 anterior nasal swab diagnostic tests are used to collect samples from each student and staff at the time of testing
Collections from a group of children will be processed together at the laboratory
If the pool comes back negative, the group of individuals can be confident they do not have COVID-19. If the pool comes back positive, the second sample collected for each individual in the pool can be processed right away, determining who is positive for COVID-19.
Results are provided via Aura within 24 hours of lab receipt
To meet your programs’ needs, GENETWORx can offer pooling options of various sizes and surveillance pooling, eliminating the need for a 2nd swab. GENETWORx will partner with you on a COVID testing plan that works for your budget.
Regarding pooling, Dr. Fauci, the nation’s top infectious-disease expert, told the senate:
“It’s a really good tool. It can be used in any of a number of circumstances, including at the community level or even in schools.”
Aura is an easy and convenient app that delivers results safely and securely.
With Aura, a before and after care program administrator can review reports that ensure testing is happening as planned, receive reports that track results for the entire program (following HIPAA guidelines for the security of personal health information) and implement a process for notifying impacted staff or families how to proceed based upon school protocol in the event of a positive result.
With Aura, childcare programs can establish a safe zone around their facilities which only allows COVID negative people into the building.
GENETWORx offers PCR COVID-19 diagnostic tests which are gentle nasal swabs and 99% accurate.
Students and staff may self-administer with ease.
For more information on the GENETWORx testing solution for after and before care programs, please reach out to our friendly customer service representatives or call our team at 610-726-1205.
All results are available to faculty, staff and parents of participating children within 24 hours of receipt by our lab.
All results are provided via our proprietary software, Aura. This HIPPA compliant app is available on both iOs and Android, making it quick and easy for parents, staff and administration to view results as soon as they are available.
GENETWORx test results are 99% accurate, allowing you to safeguard your staff and students’ health while still remaining open.
Your school can’t afford to let fears and anxiety around COVID-19 be the reason students, faculty and staff don’t return to school. GENETWORx provides competitive pricing, a project manager, and a laser focus on your success in re-opening your K-12 school.
To learn more about how GENETWORx can create and implement a testing plan for your school, call GENETWORx at 610-726-1205 or complete and submit the form below. We will be in touch within minutes!