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COVID-19 Testing for Symptomatic Omaha Public Schools Students

Does your child have COVID-19 symptoms? We encourage anyone with symptoms to get tested through the Douglas County Health Department.

Omaha Public Schools is partnering with Children’s Hospital & Medical Center to provide COVID-19 testing for students who currently have symptoms.

This testing is provided as a backup to other testing locations which have been in high demand.

If your child has the following COVID-19 symptoms, they qualify for testing:

At least one of the following:

  • New cough
  • New onset of shortness of breath
  • New loss of taste/smell  

    OR   

Two or more of the following: 

  • Fever of 100.4 or greater
  • Chills
  • Muscle aches
  • Headache
  • Sore throat
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Fatigue

When and Where
Forest Station Elementary
1010 Childs Rd W.
Bellevue, NE 68147

Mills Building
4301 N 30th St. 
Omaha, NE, 68111

Testing is available Monday through Friday from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. while supplies last. Each site will have 150 tests per day. These sites will be open through the month of January 2022. There will be no testing on Monday, Jan. 17 due to the holiday.

You do not have to register for the test. We will make every effort to get students tested as quickly as possible, but wait times may be long.

Once you arrive at the testing center, follow the signs and instructions of staff on-site. Families will remain in their vehicles. Face coverings are required.

Families may fill out the COVID testing form and bring it with them to the testing center. Forms will also be available on site.

Results:
Tests will be sent to Nebraska Public Health Lab for processing. Omaha Public Schools staff will receive the results and share them with the family of the student tested, our contact tracing team and the student’s school. Results may take five days to be shared with a student’s family.

We appreciate the many partners that make this opportunity available.