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CIC Health labor support for PCR

Featured in the L2R Newsletter Vol 3 Issue 2, released 24 January 2022

A sustainable testing program that can quickly respond to outbreaks is essential for a safe and successful school year. L2R vendor CIC Health is now offering labor support for individual PCR testing to help maximize your diagnostic testing program.

CICH labor services include:

  • Hiring and training onsite testing staff
  • Setting up online registration and consent processes
  • Ordering test kit supplies
  • Managing notification of positive results to parents/students and staff

Schedule a call with your L2R Program Manager to kick-start vendor support with CIC Health.

Labor support for Test-to-Stay

Featured in the L2R Newsletter Vol 3 Issue 3, released 7 February 2022

A sustainable Test to Stay program that can quickly respond to outbreaks is essential for a safe and successful school year. L2R vendor CIC Health is now offering onsite labor support to help maximize your Test to Stay programs.

CIC Health services include:

  • Hiring and training onsite testing staff 
  • Setting up online registration and consent processes
  • Ordering test kit supplies 
  • Providing digital notification of positive results to parents/students and staff

Schedule a call with your L2R Program Manager today to kick-start your vendor-supported Test to Stay program with CIC Health.

iHealth Rapid Antigen Test

Current supply allocations from DOH include a rapid antigen test from iHealth. Learn how to quickly integrate this new testing solution into your current programs with our FAQs below and the iHealth Implementation Toolkit from L2R.

iHealth FAQs

How does it work?

The rapid antigen test from iHealth is very similar to BinaxNOW in how the test is administered and interpreted. Each test kit comes with a sample collection swab, a small bottle of reagent, and a testing card that provides results in 15 minutes. 

Watch this short instructional video for more details.

Does my school’s CLIA waiver cover iHealth?

Yes. There is no need to apply for another CLIA waiver if your school has already received one.

What is new about iHealth?

iHealth can be used for in-school testing and as an over-the-counter (OTC) take-home test. Some local health jurisdictions (LHJs) have approved OTC tests to be used at home for  school-based testing programs, like sports screening and Test to Stay, while others require that these tests be performed at a designated site (often a school building or district office) by a trained test observer. Talk to your LHJ to learn what the local policies are for utilizing iHealth as a take-home test. 

Are iHealth results reported in SimpleReport?

Yes. As with all L2R rapid antigen tests, results from iHealth tests conducted at school should be reported in SimpleReport. 

If schools are using iHealth as a take-home test (with approval from the LHJ), results provided by students, staff, or parents/caregivers should NOT be reported through SimpleReport. There is no reporting requirement for schools in this scenario. The household can choose to self-report using the Self-Testing Interim Guidance from DOH, summarized below: 

Use the state’s COVID-19 hotline: Hotline personnel will determine next steps based on zip code so results can be recorded and reported, and can guide callers through any questions they may have. The state hotline, 1-800-525-0127 (then press #), is available Monday from 6 AM to 10 PM, and Tuesday to Sunday (and observed holidays) 6 AM to 6 PM. Language assistance is available.

How do I add iHealth to our SimpleReport account?

  • From the SimpleReport dashboard, click the gear icon at the top right-hand side of the page.
  • Click on the “Manage Facilities” tab then select the testing facility whose information you want to edit. 
  • Click on the “Manage Devices” card to update the testing technologies you are currently using for the selected facility. 
  • Under “Device type,” click the button labeled “+Add Device” then choose “iHealth COVID-19 Rapid Test (Antigen)” from the dropdown menu.
  • Click “Save changes” at the top of the page. 

Reach out to your L2R Program Manager with additional questions about iHealth. Your Educational Service District will send a confirmation when your supply allocation is ready for pick-up.

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Get to know BD Veritor

Featured in the L2R Newsletter Vol 3 Issue 1, released 11 January 2022

L2R offers a range of testing technologies to support your testing programs and help ensure steady supply. Maintaining supply from a variety of L2R vendors is the best way to mitigate shortages.

In this edition of Vendor’s Corner, we highlight the BD Veritor rapid antigen testing solution.

Fast Facts:

  • BD Veritor is a DOH-approved rapid antigen testing technology available to L2R schools. 

  • Samples are collected with a shallow nasal swab.

  • Test results come back in 15 minutes. 

  • The BD Veritor™ Plus Analyzer provides quick and easily readable results. 

  • BD offers live trainings for those involved in testing programs and a library of resources for self-guided training. 

  • Orders for L2R schools take approximately 7 days to fulfill.

Ready to make an order?

Review the instructions in the BD Veritor Implementation Guide, then complete a DOH order form.

Interested in a BD Veritor Training?

Check out these upcoming live training modules from BD:

“Get to Know BD Veritor” 

    • Wednesday, January 19 at 11:30am and 3:30pm

“Hands-on Training”

    • Monday, January 24 at 12pm and 3pm

To sign up, contact Sheridan Bufe at Sheridan.Bufe@bd.com.

Reach out to your L2R Program Manager to explore how BD Veritor can support your testing strategy.

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