COVID Information

FREE COVID-19 Testing for Students and Staff

The Ephrata School District operates a free, drive-through COVID-19 testing site for District students and staff. This site is located directly across the street from the District Office at 111 4th Avenue NW. Please follow the signs and remain in your vehicle for the test. Hours of operation vary by week. 

Tuesday, September 28
Testing available from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Additional Testing Resources

Contact your Medical Provider or these local resources:

Frequently Asked Questions and Safety Protocol

Ephrata Schools look forward to welcoming your student back to school for in-person instruction this school year. We've developed a list of Frequently Asked Questions and detailed our safety protocol to help you transition.

Re-Opening Ephrata Schools 2021
Reapertura de las escuelas de Ephrata para 2021

Instructions for Close Contact:

If a person in your child's class, activity, sport or bus route tests positive for COVID-19, you will receive a call and/or email from the Ephrata School District.

Close Contact: If the person is a close contact, a school nurse will instruct you on the steps you must take to protect yourself and others.

Not Close Contact: If your child is not in close contact, you will receive an automated call that asks you to monitor your student's health. 

Monitoring COVID Instructions:
Children often have mild symptoms of COVID-19. Please monitor your student and other household members for the following:

  Fever (100.4 +) or chills
  Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  Unusual fatigue
  Muscle or body aches
  Recent loss of taste or smell
  Sore throat
  Congestion or runny nose
  Nausea or vomiting

If your student experiences any symptoms, do not allow them to go to school. Please keep sick people home. Anyone with symptoms should get tested. It is important to call ahead before taking your child to a healthcare provider and to wear a mask when you visit the clinic.

Please help us protect your family and community. If you have questions, please contact your school nurse or the Grant County Health District (509) 766-7960.
                     Nurse Pam        Nurse Shellie
                    Pam Cleveringa, RN BSN
(509) 754-7232
      Shellie Hansen, RN BSN
(509) 754-7233
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