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By Christy McGee
APR FFC8 Director of Communications 

FFC8 provides free COVID-19 testing to students and staff


Last updated 1/20/2021 at 9:20am

Christy McGee

School Nurse Janice Latendresse works at the district's central office, checking out test participants and printing labels for COVID-19 tests. Janice is the school nurse assigned to Mesa Elementary. She also works in the district's testing clinics offered each week.

Fountain-Fort Carson School District 8 began offering COVID-19 tests to all staff and students, as well as members of immediate households, on Nov. 30, 2020. For the 2020-21 school year, and operating schools amid a global pandemic, the district has been committed to doing everything it can to support student and staff health and safety.

Testing was identified by experts as one way to help curb the spread of COVID-19 and the district researched partnering with COVIDCheck Colorado in the fall. After initial planning and negotiation conversations, the partnership was established and testing...

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