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Homebound COVID-19 Vaccination Program
Delaware County Council and the Delaware County COVID-19 Task Force have partnered with community organizations across Delaware County to launch the Homebound COVID-19 Vaccination Program. This new program, part of the Delaware County Pandemic Plan, will help ensure that any homebound individual who cannot safely leave their residence is able to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.
The COVID-19 Task Force expects the program will vaccinate up to 500 homebound residents per week, based on the anticipated supply of vaccine provided from the State. A direct caregiver can also qualify to receive a vaccination. Language assistance is available.
The critical work of identifying homebound individuals by county agencies—including theDepartment of Human Services, the County Office of Services for the Aging (COSA), the Office of Behavioral Health and the Office of Intellectual Disabilities—and by our community partners is an ongoing process. The Task Force welcomes additional input from local organizations to help identify individuals for the program.
Individuals can call the Delaware County COVID-19 Call Center at (484) 276-2100, or by email firstname.lastname@example.org, to add themselves or a homebound loved one, friend or neighbor to the “Homebound Roster” for an on-site at-home vaccination. Information needed includes the name of the person to be vaccinated, a phone number, zip code, and an email if applicable.
Homebound individuals who have already pre-registered with Delaware County for the vaccine at a County vaccination site but now prefer to receive a vaccination in their home must contact the COVID-19 Call Center to ensure that they are placed on the Homebound Vaccination Program’s “Homebound Roster”.
For more information about COVID-19, including the latest updates regarding vaccinations and testing, please visit our COVID-19 website at delcopa.gov/covid. Additional information about the Homebound COVID-19 Vaccination Program will be accessible at delcopa.gov/homebound.
Staff Consent COVID Test Form
The Interboro School District takes the health and safety of our staff very seriously. As such, in addition to steps to screen for the virus and prevent its spread on a campus, we are adding a voluntary COVID-19 testing program for staff working in K-12 schools. This program uses two tests: Abbott Laboratories’ BinaxNOW Ag Card Cue COVID-19 test, which are both rapid, point of care tests and have been provided by the federal government. The purpose of the program is to (a) provide quick testing for individuals who become symptomatic while on campus, to include being on the bus, or during school related activities, and (b) achieve viral reduction by conducting surveillance of individuals on a regular, routine basis. Both tests are being offered in addition to existing COVID-19 health and safety measures. While this program is optional, participation helps our school stay as healthy and safe as possible. This form provides consent for the tests to be administered. The tests will only be administered with your consent.
Staff who are symptomatic, or part of a group that is designated for routine testing, will receive a free BinaxNOW antigen rapid test for the COVID-19 virus. Collecting a specimen for testing involves using a swab, similar to a Q-Tip, placed inside the tip of the nose. This is a self-swab test. If staff are unable/uncomfortable with performing the self-swab, a school staff member, who has been trained to use this test, will collect the specimen. A trained COVID-19 test administrator will oversee the process. Depending upon the results of the antigen test, a follow-up confirmatory diagnostic test may be conducted using the Cue COVID-19 test. The Cue COVID-19 test also uses a nasal swab. Test results will be made available to you by text message or email within 24 hours of the test.
If your test result is positive it means the virus was found in the specimen tested. You will be required to leave school and isolate at home per the current requirements. If your test result is negative it means the virus was not found in the specimen tested. If you display COVID-19 symptoms, or are a close contact of someone with COVID- 19, you will be required to leave school and quarantine at home per the current requirements. In this instance, a follow up PCR test is necessary within 48 hours. In a small number of cases, tests sometimes produce incorrect results – showing negative results (called “false negatives”) in people who have COVID-19 or showing positive results (called “false positives”) in people who do not have COVID-19. Should you have further questions about test results, contact your doctor, a licensed medical authority, or your local health department.
While precautions will be taken for the safety of staff, please understand that neither the test administrator nor the school/school district, nor any of its directors, officers, employees, or organization sponsors are liable for any accident or injuries that may occur as a result of agreeing to the test.
The form itself is in the attached PDF.