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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- JCPS is working with Louisville's health department to provide free rapid COVID-19 tests at a dozen schools.

The program started March 15, two days before in-person learning for JCPS students resumes on March 17.

The rapid/antigen tests are voluntary, according to a news release, and will be administered at drive-thru sites. The free tests will be available for any JCPS student, employee, and or parent who believes they may have been exposed to COVID-19, even if they aren't experiencing symptoms.

Anyone interested should schedule an appointment, but a limited number of unscheduled walk-up/drive-ups will be allowed.

Tests will be available Mondays-Thursdays from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the following school sites:

  • Academy @ Shawnee, 4001 Herman St.
  • Ballard High School, 6000 Brownsboro Rd.
  • Central High School, 1130 W Chestnut St.
  • Fairdale High School, 1001 Fairdale Rd.
  • Iroquois High School, 4615 Taylor Blvd.
  • Marion C. Moore School, 6415 Outer Loop
  • Seneca High School, 3510 Goldsmith Ln.
  • Thomas Jefferson Middle School, 1501 Rangeland Rd.
  • Waggener High School, 330 S Hubbards Ln.
  • Western Middle School, 2201 W Main St.
  • Western High School, 2501 Rockford Ln.
  • Valley High School, 10200 Dixie Hwy.

Appointments can be scheduled at Adults are asked to bring a photo ID.

Any student or staff member who shows up at school with symptoms of illness will receive a COVID test given by the nursing staff.

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