Test to Stay @ PVCS

  • Defined

      • Test to Stay is “a modified, test-based protocol for asymptomatic PreK-12 students and staff who have been identified as close contacts to someone with Covid-19. TTS allows eligible quarantined individuals to attend in-school instruction." 
      • Please note vaccinated individuals do not need to participate in this protocol.


      • Identified as needing to quarantine by the local department of health or School Contact Tracing Team. 
      • Close contact exposure must have occurred in the school setting and while both were properly masked.
      • Individuals whose household contacts have signs or symptoms of COVID-19 are not eligible for TTS. Please keep the student home and contact the appropriate school personnel in this circumstance.
      • Correctly wear a well fitting mask at all times and maintain 6 feet of distance from other individuals when not masked.
      • Follow all mitigation measures recommended by the CDC including active monitoring.
      • Parent/guardian or staff member must provide permission to be part of this protocol. The consent document is attached. 


      • Exposed people are tested with an FDA-authorized/approved test two times during the five days following exposure. One test must occur on day 5. If day five falls on a weekend, the test must be on the next school day.
      • Individuals may be tested prior to leaving for school or can be tested immediately upon arrival to school. On days when school is not in session, testing is not required.
      • If an individual tests positive, the result must be reported to the appropriate school personnel. If an individual tests negative, this is reported to TTS@pval.org.
      • If an individual develops symptoms while in school, they must leave/be picked up promptly.
      • Individuals should document results using the steps on the back of this form. 

    Pine Valley Logistics

      • Parents/staff should obtain tests from the school or utilize an FDA authorized/approved viral test obtained from another source.
      • Individuals will receive a CDC list of signs and symptoms of COVID-19.
      • A negative result must be received each of the two days of testing (one which is day 5) for individuals to attend school.
      • Please write the individual’s name, the date and the time of the test directly on the test. A picture of this must be sent to TTS@pval.org prior to leaving for school. (Please note a response will not be sent confirming receipt.)
      • In addition, by attending school, you are assuring Pine Valley CSD that you secured a negative result. 

    Reporting A Result

    • Negative Result Step 1: Write the individual’s name, date, and time directly on the test. Send a picture of this test to TTS@pval.org.
      • Positive Result Step 1: Please visit https://chqgov.com/form/report-a-positive covid-19-home
    • Positive Result Step 1: Please visit https://chqgov.com/form/report-a-positive covid-19-home
    • Positive Result Step 2: Please call the appropriate school personnel.
      • Elementary: (716) 988-3295
      • High School: (716) 988-4324

    CDC Symptoms Link

    • https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/symptoms-testing/symptoms.html