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COVID-19 SHIELD Testing (updated 9-24-2021)

September 24, 2021

District 202 is partnering with the University of Illinois to test students, teachers, and staff members for COVID-19 infection using the University of Illinois’ rapid rtPCR test (“SHIELD Test”).    

***SHIELD Testing is scheduled to begin the week of October 12th.***

This non-invasive COVID-19 test is VOLUNTARY AND FREE to all District 202 students and staff, and is at no cost to the school district. 

It is a significant and powerful tool that will help ensure the health and well-being of all students, staff, and families by identifying persons who may be contagious to prevent further transmission.

Parents/Guardians must complete the SHIELD COVID Testing Consent Form (linked below) for each child they would like to participate in the weekly testing.  Parents can sign up their child at any time.  

***Parents/Guardians must choose – or “Opt In” -- to give consent for their child(ren) to be tested. 


Thank you for your continued support and cooperation.