Welcome to the GLTHS COVID 19 Dashboard
Below you can find the latest updates related to COVID-19, including safety measures, testing protocols, and vaccine clinic information.
If you are interested in signing up to participate in at home testing, please complete the Opt-In form located above.
Updated COVID-19 Testing Program
Greater Lowell Technical High School has made the decision to shift to the new COVID-19 Testing Program recommended by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) and the Department of Public Health (DPH) effective February 28, 2022. Keeping your students safe and in school is our top priority. This program will increase the testing of our participating students and staff, regardless of vaccination status.
The new At-Home Testing Program is voluntary and will only be available to those students and staff who opt-in. In addition to this new at-home antigen test option, we will continue with routine COVID safety checks (pool testing) and/or symptomatic testing. As part of this shift in the program, we are discontinuing Test and Stay and contact tracing for in-school close contacts. This means that if your child is a potential contact in school, they may continue to come to school and do not have to quarantine.
The Updated COVID -19 Testing Program consists of the following components:
- At-home Rapid Antigen Testing (Test Date Distribution List - Click Here):
iHealth is a 15-minute at-home FDA Emergency Use Authorized antigen test.
To participate, you must opt-in by completing the online form which has been emailed directly to you. If you did not receive the form please click here. By opting in, you will agree to review the training materials for test administration, and administer the tests according to Greater Lowell Technical High School District’s guidelines:
Test kits (containing two tests) will be distributed biweekly to staff on Thursdays and to students on Fridays who opt into the program. Students and staff will use the iHealth Rapid Test Kit at home prior to school on Monday each week. Students should report positive test results to one of the school nurses listed below. Staff should report positive test results to the Director of Human Resources.
Christine Baker firstname.lastname@example.org (978) 441-5300 ext. 4433
Donna DiGiovanni email@example.com (978) 441-5300 ext. 4411
Lisa Geoffroy firstname.lastname@example.org (978) 441-5300 ext. 4422
Jennifer Knowlton email@example.com (978) 441-5300 ext. 4455
- Diagnostic Testing:
This part of the program is available to students and staff who present symptoms while at school; shallow nasal swab samples are collected at school using the BinaxNOW rapid antigen test. Individuals should not go to school/work if experiencing symptoms while at home.
- Routine COVID SAFETY CHECKS (Pooled Testing)/ School-Based Follow-Up Testing:
Each week on Thursday, COVID Safety Checks (Pooled Testing) will be available to those students and staff who Opted-in to the program. Participation is voluntary. Shallow nasal swab samples are collected and put into a single tube (anywhere from 3-10 samples per tube). If a group tests positive, individual Follow-up testing will occur at school on Fridays with BinaxNOW.
iHealth At-Home COVID -19 Self-Test Written Instructions:
iHealth At-Home COVID -19 Self-Test Graphic Instructions:
Video of an Individual Self-Testing:
COVID CIC Testing Consent Form: CIC Health: COVID Testing for Schools
If you are interested in signing up to participate in pool testing and symptomatic testing, please complete the consent to test form electronically by clicking the "CIC Health: COVID Testing for Schools" above.