Home

Signing consent forms for random Covid testing in schools
1, 2, 3, 4, 5  Next  Last >>
 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Forum -> Issues of Concern within Frum Society -> Coronavirus/ COVID19 Health Concerns


View latest: 24h 48h 72h


amother




OP
 

Post  Sun, Oct 25 2020, 9:00 am
Is your school mandating this? I really don’t feel comfortable about it. My kid will be so anxious all day knowing that at any time they can get a Covid test.
Back to top

ra_mom




 
 
 
 

Post  Sun, Oct 25 2020, 9:04 am
Does the school have to be the one administering the tests? Why can't you do the testing and bring in the results?
Back to top

southernbubby




 
 
 
 

Post  Sun, Oct 25 2020, 9:08 am
My grandchildren who go to Brooklyn schools can go to the testing facility of their choice but the in school testing is more convenient.
Back to top

amother




Rose
 

Post  Sun, Oct 25 2020, 9:12 am
I needed to sign a consent form but the testing won't be by surprise. We will be notified the beginning of the week if our child is going to be tested that week and when.
Back to top

amother




Brunette
 

Post  Sun, Oct 25 2020, 9:25 am
I signed the consent form but as above there are no surprise tests. Everything is scheduled by grade so parents and students know what to expect.
Back to top

amother




Oak
 

Post  Sun, Oct 25 2020, 9:29 am
I signed but the school should and can either give you a schedule or at least 24 hours notice.

One school is doing weekly testing and I'm very uncomfortable with that. The other school hasnt yet done any testing.

If you don't want to sign, you should be able to do it at a dr's office instead (both schools my kids go to allow this).
Back to top

amother




Mustard
 

Post  Sun, Oct 25 2020, 9:30 am
Lakewood school. They sent home a consent form but it was waaay to broad. Did not sign it.
Back to top

nchr




 
 
 
 

Post  Sun, Oct 25 2020, 10:08 am
Forget the forms? Why would your kids be anxious? You need to deal with that first. No reason to be anxious about a random test....
Back to top

amother




Aquamarine
 

Post  Sun, Oct 25 2020, 10:12 am
One of my kids school sent us a form, I did not fill it out yet. They said they will be selecting boys on Monday and sending out a list to the parents of those boys. The testing will be done on Thursdays, so if we want to do it on our own we should just go to another facility before Thursday and send in the results. My son asked me if I could be the one to take him to get tested when it says turn, so I will probably opt for that.
Back to top

amother




OP
 

Post  Sun, Oct 25 2020, 10:13 am
amother [ Mustard ] wrote:
Lakewood school. They sent home a consent form but it was waaay to broad. Did not sign it.

Are they mandating it? If you don’t sign then what will happen?
Back to top

Moonlight




 
 
 
 

Post  Sun, Oct 25 2020, 10:13 am
OY I would NOT be comfortable w this. My kids are not lab rats
Back to top

amother




cornflower
 

Post  Sun, Oct 25 2020, 10:14 am
would not do this and our schools are not doing this -- we have mass testings set up everyone's brought by parents
Back to top

amother




OP
 

Post  Sun, Oct 25 2020, 10:16 am
amother [ Rose ] wrote:
I needed to sign a consent form but the testing won't be by surprise. We will be notified the beginning of the week if our child is going to be tested that week and when.

Your kid is cool with that? There are different Covid tests and some are more painful then others. So unfair to the kids to have to go through that randomly at school.
Back to top

amother




OP
 

Post  Sun, Oct 25 2020, 10:17 am
Moonlight wrote:
OY I would NOT be comfortable w this. My kids are not lab rats

I agree with you very much!
Back to top

amother




Blue
 

Post  Sun, Oct 25 2020, 10:19 am
Right now, schools in bp are not officially open. Schools are preparing the parent body to get used to this.

However, once schools reopen, the doh requires random in school testing of a certain percentage every week. They need parents consent form on file so they can randomly do the testing from the kids. Since many parents are not comfortable signing the forms, it is limiting the selection for random testing. Thus. Most of the schools in bp are basically making it mandatory for parents to sign the consent forms if they want kids to attend school. They basically will not have a choice if they should be in compliance to keep schools open.

In a way, ironically, its easier for the schools when they're not open officially......
Back to top

amother




Magenta
 

Post  Sun, Oct 25 2020, 10:20 am
I wrote on the consent form "consent is for saliva test onlh"
Back to top

amother




Brown
 

Post  Sun, Oct 25 2020, 10:20 am
Lakewood cheder bf form was for saliva test.
Back to top

amother




Apricot
 

Post  Sun, Oct 25 2020, 10:22 am
Brooklyn school chasidish. So far they're not testing students bh.
Back to top

amother




OP
 

Post  Sun, Oct 25 2020, 10:31 am
amother [ Blue ] wrote:
Right now, schools in bp are not officially open. Schools are preparing the parent body to get used to this.

However, once schools reopen, the doh requires random in school testing of a certain percentage every week. They need parents consent form on file so they can randomly do the testing from the kids. Since many parents are not comfortable signing the forms, it is limiting the selection for random testing. Thus. Most of the schools in bp are basically making it mandatory for parents to sign the consent forms if they want kids to attend school. They basically will not have a choice if they should be in compliance to keep schools open.

In a way, ironically, its easier for the schools when they're not open officially......

But that is terrible for the kids, why should they be pawns and have to undergo testing at the governments whim. Covid testing is painful and causes anxiety in some kids. Twisted Evil
Back to top

amother




OP
 

Post  Sun, Oct 25 2020, 10:33 am
amother [ Brown ] wrote:
Lakewood cheder bf form was for saliva test.

You are lucky they are doing a saliva test. The nasal swabs are painful especially the older nasal swab that goes all the way up the nose.
Back to top
1, 2, 3, 4, 5  Next  Last >> Recent Topics

Page 1 of 5 View latest: 24h 48h 72h


Post new topic   Reply to topic    Forum -> Issues of Concern within Frum Society -> Coronavirus/ COVID19 Health Concerns

Related Topics Replies Last Post
Roommates and covid
by amother
17 Today at 8:08 pm View last post
Is COVID really different from all other viruses?
by amother
21 Today at 6:32 pm View last post
Girls Schools in Lakewood
by amother
13 Today at 6:31 pm View last post
The after affects of COVID for healthy people 20's - 40's 29 Today at 5:56 pm View last post
Where to get antibody testing in Queens
by amother
1 Yesterday at 11:12 pm View last post