Jackson County School District was able to recieve BinaxNOW COVID-19 Antigen self-testing kits for our students to access free of charge. The test is completed at home with rapid results without the need to ship samples to a lab or for a prescription from your healthcare provider. We are not allowed to administer the test at school. If anyone in your home is positive or if your students are showing signs or symptoms of COVID-19, please keep your students home and email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and to request a test kit.
Jackson County Central also has Vault PCR tests available for staff and students, this test does require to be completed at home via a zoom appointment, free of charge, but is required to be mailed to the testing lab by the school district. Due to the process of mailing the tests back, these tests will be available for pick up at any building, on Tuesdays of every week, and need to be returned the following day (Wednesday) to the JCC High School office by 3pm to be shipped out. The school will pay for the shipping. All results are emailed directly to the individual and JCC does not receive any test results.
Our goal is to keep in-person school going all year. This is an important mission. Our biggest challenge in meeting that goal will be if the COVID-19 virus spreads in our schools and we do not have staff to manage a normal school day. Let us all do what we can to slow the spread for the benefit of all our staff, students, and families.
Sanford Health will begin scheduling and administering the COVID-19 vaccine to children ages 5 to 11 on Thursday, Nov. 4. Anyone over the age of 12 can also get the vaccine.
If interested, parents and guardians can begin scheduling their children for the COVID-19 vaccine on Nov. 4. Appointments can be made through My Sanford Chart or by calling Jackson Clinic at 507.847.2200 or Lakefield Clinic at 507.662.6611. Pfizer is available all day, every day in Jackson and all day on Tuesdays and Fridays in Lakefield. Extra access available after school.
If someone in your home has COVID-19:
This is usually:
- 10 days from the day their symptoms started.
- If they didn't have symptoms, 10 days from the day they got tested.
Regarding the CDC quarantine guidelines:
Handling a suspected or confirmed positive case of COVID-19
What to do if you have had close contact with a person with COVID-19.
What to do if you have COVID-19.