Marietta City Schools COVID-19 Testing
- Rapid Testing: We use the leading rapid Covid test on the market and appointments to reduce your wait time. Test results delivered in 15 minutes, but please note the entire process can take over an hour.
- Open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 8am to 6pm
- Safe and Convenient Testing located at Marietta City School’s Woods-Wilkins Campus (353 Lemon St NE, Marietta, GA 30060)
- Click Here for Return to School Guidance
Appointments are REQUIRED
Any member of the Marietta City School community, whether employee, student, household member, or school affiliate, has guaranteed access to rapid COVID-19 testing and PCR confirmatory tests. All appointments are required and can be made within 48 hours by pressing this link:
Please note that every person wanting testing needs to be inputted separately and needs to enter their name, phone number, email, and date of birth. Your appointment time will be immediately confirmed by a text message and you will be given a link to register on your phone.
- 100% of costs are covered by most insurance plans. Click here to see accepted insurance plans
- If your student does not have insurance, or if you have Medicare or Medicare Advantage Plan, Medicaid/Peachtree State/Ambetter, Tricare, or are unable to pay out-of-pocket, please reach out to us to see if your testing can be covered by the district. Please email your student’s name, grade, school, and your cell phone number to CovidTesting@marietta-city.org.
- Should you have any other problems or need to schedule prior to 48 hours, please call (470) 473-2354 from 4-6pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays or email CovidTesting@marietta-city.org
- For Spanish or Portuguese speakers, please call (678) 365-6597.
About Peachtree Immediate Care
- Peachtree Immediate Care is the exclusive urgent care of the Emory Healthcare Network
- We have over 45 COVID testing and urgent care locations across the metro-Atlanta area
- We’ve been testing patients for COVID since March of 2020 and have performed over 500,000 COVID tests to date
Return to School Guidance
Marietta City Schools considers the health and well-being of our students, teachers and staff to be of the utmost importance. If your child is identified as a close contact to someone diagnosed with COVID-19, they should quarantine from the last date of close contact. A close contact is defined as being within 6 feet for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more in a 24-hour period.
Your child has the option to return to school after completing either a 7-day or 10-day quarantine period. Please refer to the requirements below to determine the appropriate return-to-school date.
Seven-Day Quarantine Protocol:
In order to return on this date (after the 7-day quarantine), you must meet the following four requirements:
- Test for COVID-19 – test should be a diagnostic test (PCR or antigen) and the specimen for the test may not be collected more than 48 hours before the time of planned quarantine discontinuation (meaning the sample for test can only be collected after 5 days of quarantine).
- For example, if the last time your child was exposed to the infected person was on December 21, the first day they can get a test would be on December 26.
- Receive a negative test result for the above-referenced test
- Not experience any symptoms during the 7-day quarantine period (which includes no fever-reducing medication)
- Provide a copy of the negative test result to MCS COVID-19 Response Team Leader, via email at COVID19Results@marietta-city.org
Upon confirmation of the above four requirements, your principal and school nurse will be notified your child is cleared to return to school. Please note – even if your child has a negative test result prior to the end of the 7-day quarantine, they may not return to school prior to the end of the 7-day quarantine period (date specified above).
Ten-Day Quarantine Protocol:
The primary difference between this option and the 7-day quarantine protocol is you are not required to produce verification of a negative COVID-19 test to be eligible to return to school.
In order to return on this date (after the 10-day quarantine), you must meet the following two requirements:
- Not experience any symptoms during the 10-day quarantine period (which includes no fever-reducing medication)
- Contact MCS COVID-19 Response Team Leader via email COVID19Results@marietta-city.org the day prior to your child’s return to school date to confirm no symptoms occurred during the 10-day quarantine period
Upon confirmation of the above two requirements, your principal and school nurse will be notified your child is cleared to return to school.
For your child’s safety and the safety of the public, the Georgia Department of Public Health requires that you actively monitor your child’s health for COVID symptoms and keep them at home while quarantined. Per the Department of Public Health, all close contacts are instructed to take the following steps during the quarantine period:
- Your child should quarantine at home except in case of emergency or to be tested for COVID-19
- They should not attend school, extracurricular activities or public activities during this time.
- Check for Temperature and Symptoms
- Twice a day, check your child’s temperature and assess them for COVID-19 symptoms using the following checklist:
- Fever or chills
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Nausea or vommitng
- Loss of taste or smell
- Congestion or runny noses
- Sore throat
- Muscle or body aches
- Alert the School
- Should your child develop COVID-19 symptoms, please let me know as soon as possible. Depending on when your child developed symptoms and when they were last in school, we may need to complete additional contact tracing to identify any possible close contacts.
Lastly, for more detailed information regarding the updated quarantine protocols, please refer to the Georgia Department of Public Health website: https://dph.georgia.gov/contact
Please know your health and safety is of utmost concern to us. Should you have questions or if we may be of additional assistance and/or support, please do not hesitate to contact the Marietta City Schools COVID Response Team at COVID19Results@marietta-city.org.