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When Should I Test My Child for COVID?

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How to use the iHealth at home COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Test





Rowland Unified Families:


Thank you for your continued support and help with keeping our schools safe. As a reminder, please test for COVID when:

  • Your child has COVID -19 symptoms such as cold/flu symptoms, headache, fever, or nausea.
  • Your child has been notified that they are a close contact to someone who has tested positive. Report positive test results to your school.


Per the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, the following requirements apply if you are notified that your child is a close contact to someone who tests positive:

  • Children should monitor for any symptoms and take a COVID test if symptoms develop


Any student who tests positive, regardless of vaccination status, previous COVID infection, or lack of symptoms must isolate. Isolation can end after day 5 if symptoms are not present or are resolving/reducing and fever has been gone for 24 hours without fever reducing medication. 


To calculate the days, Day 0 is your first day of symptoms or if asymptomatic, the date of the positive test, or date of exposure. Day 1 is the first full day of isolation or first day of quarantine or post exposure.


Your child must not attend school if they are experiencing symptoms or test positive.  Report positive tests to your school. 


There is free COVID testing offered at the District Office on Friday from 11:30 AM – 6 PM. For more information, visit


If you have specific questions related to COVID, please contact your school site.