- Recent DOE Updates
- At Home Testing Guidance (2.28.2022)
- Rapid Antigen Testing Guidance For School-Based Testing (4.6.2022)
- Parent Information Sheet - Home COVID Test (4.25.2022) Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, French, Khmer, Kinyarwanda, Portuguese, Somali, Swahili, Vietnamese
- CDC School Testing for COVID-19 (letters, social media, and other resources to help schools communicate with parents & communities)
- Antigen Testing Only
- Getting started:
Step 1: CLIA Waiver Instructions for schools | Apply for CLIA Waiver: Application ($180.00 application fee per district, good for 2 years)
Step 2: Once CLIA Waiver number is assigned, apply for BinaxNOW Test kits (40 test cards per kit). Application/Reapplication for BinaxNOW Ag Test Cards. Please note: This does have an auto confirmation of receipt.
Step 3: Set up Reporting in RedCap reporting system using steps below:
- REDcap Online reporting for point of care (POC) testing: RedCap Reporting of Antigen tests conducted in school settings (Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further questions)
- Reporting Documents - Maine DHHS Standing Order for School Testing
- More Antigen Testing Resources:
- Sample Parent Letter
Sample Permission Form (Updated 4.8.21)
Sample Consent Form: Staff
What to Expect During Testing
- COVID-19 Vaccine Resources
Find current information from Maine DOE regarding COVID-19 Vaccines.
- Should I go to Work or School After Vaccine?
- The Science Behind the COVID-19 Vaccine: Parent FAQs (American Academy of Pediatrics) As the COVID-19 vaccines become available for younger age groups, many parents will have questions. This article helps parents understand how the vaccines safely and effectively teach the immune system to recognize and fight COVID-19. Also available here in Spanish.
- Public Health Communication Resources
- COVID-19 Vaccine availability: Maine
- COVID-19 Community Resources
- Maine Home COVID-19 - testing and vaccination treatment information
- COVID-19 Symptom Checker (U.S. CDC)
- CDC Stop the Spread of Germs Flyer English | Translated
- COVID-19 Fact Sheets from COVID-19 Health Literacy Project (Translations)
- Community Care Support Information (Maine DHHS) - services for families that need support in isolation or quarantine: English | Arabic | Azerbaijani | Croatian | Dari | Farsi | French | Hindi | Khmer | Kinyarwanda | Kirundi | Lingala | Pashto | Portuguese | Russian | Somali | Spanish | Swahili | Telugu | Vietnamese
- COVID-19 Community Care
MAINE 211 - Free, confidential information and referral services related to COVID-19 - Visit Maine 211
FrontLine WarmLine - Available 8 AM to 8 PM, 7 days a week for educators and school staff by calling (207) 221-8196 or text the word "frontline" to 898-211 for support managing anxiety and stress.