ResourcePath is collaborating with Arlington Public Schools to provide free COVID-19 RT-PCR tests for students, families and staff. 

Walk-up testing sites at Glebe Elementary, Kenmore Middle and Wakefield High Schools provide trained staff to assist in mid-nasal swab testing using the RT-PCR test. Results will be available within 24-48 hrs and will be emailed to parents.  For those students or staff who test positive, the laboratory Medical Director will call directly to relay the results and provide specific advice regarding further action. ​

Hours of Operation for Testing Sites: Weekdays 3:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. and Kenmore only on Saturdays 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

For children under 18, we will need parental consent to perform testing.  You will only have to fill out the consent and intake form once for each child, even if your child(children) get tested multiple times.  To access the consent forms please click on one of the links below.  For more information on how to sign up for testing, click here. 

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If you are a teacher or staff member, the CDC recommends weekly testing for teachers and staff.  Please feel free to stop by one of our testing sites for regular testing at your convenience.  We will ask you to fill out the consent and intake forms once so that we can get your information into our reporting system.  You can use the link above to access the forms. 

ResourcePath provides free COVID-19 RT-PCR tests to anyone of any age who needs a test regardless of a physician order.  There is no out of pocket, no deductible and no copays.  If you don’t have insurance, don’t worry, we can test you for free too.

Specific Testing Scenarios

Testing provided for individuals who have symptoms concerning for COVID-19 infection at school, or at home.

Type of Test: RT-PCR nasal swab
Turnaround Time: 24-48 hours
Cost: Free, no out of pocket
Drive-up/Walk-up Locations: Glebe Elementary, Kenmore Middle School, Wakefield High School
Hours of Operation for Testing Sites: Weekdays 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and Kenmore only on Saturdays 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Reporting: The laboratory will call parents/guardians whose child tests positive as soon as results are available. Reports will be emailed to parents/guardians at the email address indicated on the intake form. If you have not received notification within 48 hours, please call the laboratory at 571-375-0755 or email us at info@resourcepath.net.
Note: It is important to quarantine until results are available.

Testing provided for asymptomatic individuals who have been in contact with others who have tested positive for Coronavirus.

Type of Test: RT-PCR nasal swab
Turnaround Time: 24-48 hours
Cost: Free, no out of pocket
Drive-up/Walk-up Locations: Glebe Elementary, Kenmore Middle School, Wakefield High School
Hours of Operation for Testing Sites: Weekdays 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and Kenmore only on Saturdays 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Reporting: The laboratory will call parents/guardians whose child tests positive as soon as results are available. Reports will be emailed to parents/guardians at the email address indicated on the intake form. If you have not received notification within 48 hours, please call the laboratory at 571-375-0755 or email us at info@resourcepath.net.

Note: It is important to quarantine until results are available. Also note that SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, has an incubation period of at least 4 days. For the first 4 days after exposure you will not have symptoms from the virus, you won’t be contagious, and you can’t detect the virus by testing. To avoid “false negatives” we encourage all asymptomatic individuals who have been notified they were exposed to someone who tested positive to consider all of the potential days of exposure and count 4 days from the last exposure and take the test on day 5. If any concerning symptoms are present, get tested as soon as you can.

The CDC recommends weekly surveillance testing for all teachers and staff participating in in-person learning.

Type of Test: RT-PCR nasal swab
Turnaround Time: 24-48 hours
Cost: Free, no out of pocket
Drive-up/Walk-up Locations: Glebe Elementary, Kenmore Middle School, Wakefield High School
Hours of Operation for Testing Sites: Weekdays 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and Kenmore only on Saturdays 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Reporting: The laboratory will call parents/guardians whose child tests positive as soon as results are available. Reports will be emailed to parents/guardians at the email address indicated on the intake form. If you have not received notification within 48 hours, please call the laboratory at 571-375-0755 or email us at info@resourcepath.net.

Notes: We ask that individual teachers/staff wishing to participate in weekly testing come to one of our three testing sites at any time convenient to them with no appointment needed.

APS is also committed to identifying those without symptoms of coronavirus who may be contagious. This asymptomatic, “surveillance” testing is an important strategy for mitigating risks of infection in the classroom. APS is working with ResoucePath to design a Surveillance Testing Program and will be forming an APS COVID-19 Testing Working Group to gather stakeholder feedback regarding the type of testing to be used, what percent of a population should be tested, how frequently should testing occur to maximize the impact, and the latest CDC guidance. Other considerations include ensuring equity and responsiveness, and engagement of the community. Any student, parent or staff member who is interested in joining the working group or getting more information, please email us at emergencymgt@apsva.us. APS and ResourcePath will be running a pilot program of daily antigen testing for high school students to start in May.