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Matheny-Withrow Elementary School

1200 Pope Ave
Springfield, IL 62703

SHIELD Testing at Matheny-Withrow

September 19, 2021

Beginning Monday, September 20th, Matheny-Withrow Elementary School will be conducting SHIELD COVID-19 testing for students who have a parental consent on file from the online registration process.

Testing is not required, but we are asking that students who are not vaccinated and students who are in extracurricular activities, participate in the weekly COVID-19 testing at school. This test is free to all students.

The SHIELD test is a saliva-based PCR screening test that proactively detects COVID-19 in our student population. The test helps us to screen, identify and quarantine students who may be pre-symptomatic or asymptomatic in order to reduce the spread of COVID-19 within our schools. 

Testing will take place each Monday at Matheny-Withrow from 8:30 AM until 3:00 PM.