School-Based COVID-19 Illinois SHIELD Testing FAQ

  • Safe and Healthy

  • What are the benefits of SHIELD testing?

  • How will the testing take place at school?

  • What day will my student be tested?

  • Who is participating?

  • Why does the testing have to happen at school? Why not at home?

  • How should students prepare for the test?

  • How is the saliva collected?

  • What happens if someone cannot produce enough saliva?

  • How long does it take to receive results?

  • What are the possible test results?

  • How will I receive results, and who else receives results?

  • What if my child tests positive?