This evening, Hardin County Schools announced a voluntary mitigation strategy in hopes of keeping students in the classroom. Test to Stay was created by the Lincoln Trail Health Department on guidance from the Kentucky Department of Public Health.
“Day zero is your day of exposure. Then from day 1-5, you would come to the school, you are swabbed. It is a rapid antigen test. You wait with your parent, and then if it’s a negative test you go on in and have school for the day. We love our students and we love our staff. We just want them to know we want to keep them safe and keep them in school as best as we can,” stated Janay Sutton, Director of Health and Family Services for Hardin County Schools.
Students wanting to participate must be entirely asymptomatic and quarantine when not in school. If a student has a positive test, they will be sent home and proceed with normal isolation guidelines. The Board believes this is the best option to keep students safe and in the classroom.