Community COVID testing schedule resumes after challenges

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Amid a rise of COVID cases last week, the community testing opportunity was faced with staffing challenges and shuttered multiple locations.

In a new partnership with Covid Clinic, the Winters Joint Unified School District began offering rapid antigen testing to students, families, staff and community members in Winters on Jan. 5. However, they had to close down the individual school site locations, as well as the Winters Community Library location.

In a message to the community on Jan. 14, Superintendent Diana Jiménez shared the original testing schedule, indicating it would be resuming following the three-day weekend on Tuesday.

Testing for students and staff is available at each of the school sites on:

Mondays:
Waggoner Elementary School from 8:30–11:30 a.m.
Winters Middle School from 12:30–3:30 p.m.

Wednesdays:
Shirley Rominger Intermediate School from 8:45–11:30 a.m.
Winters High School from 12:30–3:30 p.m.

Student and staff testing is also available at the Winters JUSD office building on Monday through Friday from 8:30–11:30 a.m. and again from Noon to 3 p.m. Testing done for students is the rapid testing.

The two locations are available for community member testing are:

Winters JUSD Office (909 W Grant Ave.)
Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 1–3 p.m.

Winters Community Library (708 Railroad Ave.)
Tuesday, Thursday 1–6:30 p.m.

Residents who attend during the community testing should be able to select between using a nasal swab or a saliva sample.

There are two separate links to register based on if the individual is a community member or a Winters JUSD student, family or staff member. They can be found on the Winters JUSD website on the COVID-19 testing page. There are also QR codes for easy scanning from a smartphone or device available.

​​Students, families and staff should register at https://school.covidclinic.org/.

Community members should register at https://www.covidclinic.org/winters-joint-unified-school-district/.

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