With the school year in full swing, parents are trying to figure out when, where and how to get their kids tested for COVID-19 if a case emerges in their school.
Many pharmacies and urgent care centers provide tests, but people must make appointments and go through a screening process.
Northwell Health has partnered with 70 faith-based organizations to provide free tests on LI. The state also operates two free test sites.
"Every school has a protocol available online," said Dr. Sharon Nachman of Stony Brook Children’s Hospital. "If there is a confirmed case ... the schools will send information to the parents."
"The worst thing is to go and ask about it on Facebook," Nachman added. "That is the most likely way to get misinformation." Instead, she said a good first step is contacting your doctor.