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Glendale Unified Offers Free COVID-19 Testing for Employees Following Thanksgiving Holiday

 

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MEDIA RELEASE

Glendale Unified School District


Media Contact:
GUSD Public Information Office
Kristine Nam, Communications Director
(818) 241-3111 x1218

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Distribution Date: November 30, 2020 

 

Glendale Unified Offers Free, Drive-Thru COVID-19 Testing for Employees Following Thanksgiving Holiday


GLENDALE, CA – Glendale Unified School District offered free, drive-thru COVID-19 testing for all employees on Monday, November 30, following the Thanksgiving holiday break. The District organized a temporary drive-thru testing site at Glendale High School, in partnership with Vital Medical Services, LLC. The rapid-response nasal swab test was provided to any Glendale Unified employee who wanted to utilize the convenient opportunity. Employees received their results within 10 to 20 minutes.


“Glendale Unified follows all public health guidelines to protect our students, employees, families, and community. We are happy to offer our employees access to convenient drive-thru COVID-19 testing as a proactive measure to ensure our community stays safe and healthy,” said Glendale Unified Board President Dr. Armina Gharpetian.


“Student and employee health and safety is and always will be our top priority. As we continue to provide essential services for our community, we are taking all responsible measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19,” said Glendale Unified Superintendent Dr. Vivian Ekchian.


Glendale Unified School District implements health and safety protocols as recommended by the California and Los Angeles County Departments of Public Health and the CDC at all school and district facilities, including mandatory face coverings, maintaining physical distancing, encouraging frequent handwashing, and limiting non-essential visitors. The District has strict procedures for cleaning and disinfecting facilities, and contact tracking and tracing if a positive case of COVID-19 is confirmed. Glendale Unified maintains a public dashboard to track COVID-19 cases districtwide at www.gusd.net/COVID19Dashboard. To date, there have been zero cases of on-site COVID-19 transmission at a school or district facility.


For further information, please contact Kristine Nam at (818) 241-3111 x1218 or knam@gusd.net.

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