Brevard County to offer testing for students to shorten COVID quarantine

A nurse practitioner administers COVID-19 tests in the parking lot at Brockton High School in Brockton, Mass. under a tent during the coronavirus pandemic on Aug. 13, 2020. (Photo by David L. Ryan/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)

Brevard County Public Schools is partnering with the Department of Health to offer COVID-19 testing to students in order for them to return to school from quarantined status.

Officials say they worked to organize the new testing option to begin on Wednesday, Aug. 25.

Students who are asymptomatic can test on or after Day 5 from their last day of exposure.

School officials say the last day of exposure is considered Day 0. The day after is Day 1 of the five-day count.

MORE NEWS: Funeral to be held Monday for Daytona Beach Police Officer Jason Raynor

If test results are identified as negative and the student remains asymptomatic, schools officials say the student can return to their classroom.

Click here to schedule your child's appointment.

Testing appointments will happen at 2555 Judge Fran Jamieson Way in Viera. Appointment slots begin at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday. Parents must accompany minors to their appointments.

MORE NEWS: Orange County School Board could call for mask mandate during Tuesday's meeting

For more information, please contact the Department of Health at 321-454-7141.

Watch FOX 35 Orlando for the latest Central Florida news.