Madison Central may soon have rapid antigen testing kits

The Madison Central School District may soon have the ability to utilize rapid antigen testing for COVID-19.  Superintendent Joel Jorgenson told Madison Central School Board members Monday that the state has notified school districts that the rapid testing kits may soon be available, but he said there is still some uncertainty as to how they will work.

Jorgenson said that he is checking with Madison Regional Health System also regarding the tests.  He said the district could start receiving some of the testing kits next week.

Jorgenson also updated the board Monday on sentinel testing that is taking place within the school district.  Two staff members with no coronavirus symptoms have been tested each week, but none were done this week because of the Monday holiday.  He said there will be four tests done next week.  The staff members being tested have volunteered to take part.