Masking Update: Masks, while encouraged, are optional.
Quarantine update with approval from Mn Dept of Education & the Archdiocese:
BD Veritor At-Home COVID-19 Tests: Each Bethlehem Academy student is eligible to receive a FREE box of 2 at-home BD Veritor At-Home tests. Contact our Front Office (507-334-3948) to arrange pick up. See below for a summary of information regarding the tests; click HERE for a full description of this testing program sponsored by the MN Department of Health.
The BD Veritor At-Home test is particularly convenient if a staff member or child is experiencing symptoms and needs to quickly determine whether or not they have COVID-19. However, even with a negative test result, someone who is experiencing symptoms should stay home until symptoms are better and until at least 24 hours have passed with no fever, without the use of fever-reducing medication. Because lower sensitivity tests are sometimes falsely negative (show a negative result when you are infected), consider taking another COVID-19 test especially if you have symptoms or have had close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 during the time that they could spread the disease.
Families need to download the Scanwell Health app on their iPhone, Samsung Galaxy or Google Pixel smartphone to take the test. Once they create an account and are signed-in the app will provide step-by-step video instructions in English. Families should ensure they have 20 minutes to complete the test.
The BD Veritor OTC At-Home test is currently only for personal use and does not provide a record of test or result. Results are displayed on the Scanwell Health app 15 minutes after the test is performed. Families are encouraged to report positive cases to schools.
If you or your scholar tests positive using the take-home tests, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with a copy to Principal Reeder. For any questions about using the BD Veritor At-Home COVID-19 test call 1-844-438-7486.
Parent & Student COVID Addendum, Updated 8-2-21