The Carson City School District is pleased to announce it will offer free COVID-19 testing for all school employees in two drive-thru events. Information about the dates, times and location have already been provided to employees from school administrators. After the drive-thru events, school employees who become symptomatic at work may be tested by one of the school nurses.
The testing program, referred to as the Task Force Initiative for Educator’s Safety and Screening (T.I.E.S), promotes the health and safety of staff, students, families and communities by preventing the introduction and spread of COVID-19 in Nevada’s schools.
The Nevada Department of Education, in partnership with THT Health, (formerly known as Teachers Health Trust) as well as district leaders, teacher representatives and health professionals, helped developed the testing program for school staff across the State. The T.I.E.S. testing program was approved by the state and is funded by the federal CARES Act grant fund of $13.2 million dollars.
The self-monitoring and testing program will be administered through a mobile app, powered by emocha Health (a leading health screening mobile application originated at Johns Hopkins University), to help assess COVID-19 related health risks, track symptoms and communicate with appropriate state and district entities on matters related to the virus. The T.I.E.S. program will screen and evaluate for potential COVID-19 exposure, infection or risk by collaboratively working with infectious disease experts, physician leaders, public health experts and leading pathology experts.
The primary reason for T.I.E.S. is to provide educator confidence to feel safe and supported to return to school and supporting the state-sponsored contact tracing program to mitigate exposure. For updated information about Nevada T.I.E.S., visit nevadaties.org or email questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
ABOUT Carson City School District
Located in Nevada’s capital, Carson City School District offers public education to approximately 7,600 students throughout Carson City. The district includes 6 elementary schools, 2 middle schools, 1 alternative high school and 1 comprehensive high school. Carson City School District boasts many successes including impressive graduation rates, strict safety measures, programs for gifted students and advanced-placement classes, among several others. In a joint venture with Western Nevada College, the Carson City School District Jump Start College program allows students to complete their senior year of high school and freshman year of college simultaneously. For more information, visit carsoncityschools.com.
About THT Health (Teachers Health Trust):
THT Health (formerly known as Teachers Health Trust) is the health plan for all teachers and licensed professionals of the Clark County School District in Southern Nevada. Established in 1983 and servicing 40,000+ lives, our transformed mission focuses on delivering the best healthcare at affordable costs to a deserving community. In 2019, under new leadership, Teachers Health Trust had to develop an unprecedented model for the teachers by thinking out-of-the-box while also embracing a 30,000-foot lens for how this new model can effectively impact healthcare nationwide. In one year, THT reinvented and transformed the organization & its mission with a focus on delivering the best healthcare at affordable costs to a deserving community. It believes in providing access, guidance, support and care for each member as they actively pursue their best and most positive health outcomes. ththealth.org.