Parental Consent for COVID-19 Testing of Students
Consent for Student Rapid COVID-19 Testing
The Watervliet City School District (the “District”) is seeking your consent to test your child for COVID-19 infection. If you consent, your child may receive a free diagnostic test for the COVID-19 virus that will be administered by a certified or licensed medical provider (CNA, LPN, or RN). A rapid COVID-19 test will be used, which will involve inserting a small swab, similar to a Q-Tip, into the front of the nose. We will notify you if your child tests positive for COVID-19. Any students who test positive will be sent home and must be kept at home until meeting Albany County Department of Health criteria to return to school. Please contact your child’s doctor immediately to review the test results should your child test positive for COVID-19.
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1. Student First Name (Please use their name in Parent Portal, not a nickname) *
2. Student Last Name *
3. Student Date of Birth (mm/dd/yyyy) *
4. School Student Attends *
5. The law requires and/or allows some information about your child to be shared with Albany County and New York State Public Health Agencies. This includes notifying the Albany County Department of Health about the COVID-19 results of each student who is tested, including the student’s name, date of birth, race, ethnicity, gender, address, phone number, and result of the COVID-19 test.
By digitally signing below, I attest that:

● I have signed this form freely and voluntarily, and I am legally authorized to make decisions for the child named above.
● I authorize the Watervliet City School District to test my child for COVID-19 infection.
● I understand that my child may be tested at multiple times during the 2020-2021 school year.
● I understand that this consent form will be valid through June 30, 2021, unless I revoke such consent in writing.
● I authorize my child’s test results and other information to be disclosed to any governmental entity as may be required or
permitted by law.
● I acknowledge that a positive test result will require my child to be sent home from school and remain at home until he/she
meets the criteria to return to school according to the Albany County Department of Health.
● I understand that this testing does not replace treatment by my child’s medical provider, and I assume complete and full
responsibility to take appropriate action regarding my child’s test results. I agree that I will seek medical advice, care, and
treatment for my child from his/her medical provider if I have questions or concerns or if I become ill or my condition worsens.
● I understand that, as with any medical test, there is the potential for a false positive or false negative COVID-19 test result.
6. Name of Parent/Guardian Providing Consent *
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