APS is accepting PCR or rapid tests (no at-home tests) for students with Covid-Like-Illness to return to school.

COVID-like-illness is any illness with the following symptoms and the student must be tested to return to in-person learning and activities (From the APS website Health Screening – Arlington Public Schools (

  • New or worsening cough
  • Shortness of breath/difficulty breathing
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Fevered (measured or subjective)
  • Chills
  • Muscle or Body Aches
  • Headache
  • Sore Throat
  • Nausea or Vomiting
  • Unusual Amount of Tiredness
  • Runny Nose or Congestion
  • Diarrhea

CIAN is performing surveillance testing.  Questions can be emailed to  Resource Path still has the test-to-return program at Kenmore: Testing for Symptoms, Exposures or Back-to-School Post-COVID | Resource Path

Unvaccinated students who have been exposed to COVID must quarantine for 5 days following exposure and can return on day 6 – as long as they can wear a well-fitting mask and are monitored for symptoms.  There is no required documentation or negative test required to return.

Please note: the day of exposure is considered day “zero”.  I.e. if a student is exposed on January 1, he/she can return to school on January 7.

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