Robinson Schools

Notice

🡒 COVID-19 Dashboard for the 2021-2022 School Year

Shield Testing Information

SHIELD COVID Testing

Robinson CUSD#2 is partnering with the University of Illinois to test students, teachers, and staff members for COVID-19 infection using the University of Illinois’ rapid rtPCR test (“SHIELD Test”). This non-invasive COVID-19 test is VOLUNTARY AND FREE to all CUSD2  students and staff and is at no cost to the district. If you consent, your child will receive a free SHIELD diagnostic test for the COVID-19 virus conducted by collecting saliva. A third-party medical agency, will facilitate and administer SHIELD testing. Testing will be conducted at least once a week per current Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommendations as adopted by the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH).

Why SHIELD Testing

IDPH partnered with SHIELD Illinois to provide weekly testing to participating schools utilizing the SHIELD Illinois saliva-based RT-PCR testing. Screening tests for SARS-CoV-2 are intended to identify infected persons who are asymptomatic and without known or suspected exposure to SARS-CoV-2. Screening tests are performed to identify persons who may be contagious to prevent further transmission. Screening tests can be an effective mitigation strategy, especially in areas with high-to-moderate community transmission.

Test Results and Confidentiality

Families who consent to SHIELD testing will receive access to your child’s test results online (more information coming soon.) CUSD2 nurses will also receive results of your child’s test and may/will notify you separately of any positive result. All results are confidential and protected under HIPAA and FERPA. The IDPH, and Crawford County Health Department will also receive your child’s test results, consistent with IDPH guidance and the Illinois Control of Communicable Disease Code.

Consent for Testing

Parents/Guardians must complete the SHIELD COVID Testing Consent Form for each child they would like to participate in the weekly testing. Parents/Guardians must choose – or “Opt In” -- to give consent for their child(ren) to be tested. 

Other Testing Options

Robinson CUSD2 will now be able to offer other testing options including a “Test to Stay” program and symptomatic testing. “Test to Stay” allows individuals in close contact to participate in SHIELD testing on days 1, 3, 5, 7. If test results are negative, the individual is not required to be excluded from in person instruction. The additional testing options will be available ONLY to students who are signed up for the weekly screening testing.

 Timeline for Testing

  • Consent forms can be completed at any time and returned to the attention of the school nurse at your child’s school. Any new enrollees will take at least 1 week to be added to the program.
  • SHIELD testing is projected to start the week of January 17th

Consent Form for Testing & Release of Records

Robinson High School
2000 North Cross Street
Phone: (618) 544-9510
Fax: (618) 544-7921
Principal: Victoria McDonald

Nuttall Middle School
400 West Rustic Street
Phone: (618) 544-8618
Fax: (618) 544-5304
Principal: Craig Beals

Lincoln Grade School
301 East Poplar Street
Phone: (618) 544-3315
Fax: (618) 544-4136
Principal: Kathy Bemont

Washington Elem. School
507 West Condit Street
Phone: (618) 544-2233
Fax: (618) 544-5502
Principal: Jason Stark

Community Unit #2
1301 North Allen Street
Phone: (618) 544-7781
Fax: (618) 544-9284
Superintendent: Josh Quick
Community Unit School District #2 

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