Provo City School District will utilize the State of Utah Department of Health approved REDCap information system with our COVID Rapid Testing program. REDCap is a secure web platform for building and managing online databases. REDCap will provide an automated export procedure for seamless data downloads to the State of Utah Department of Health EpiTrax database.

EpiTrax is an open sources software, specifically used as a epidemiologic and disease surveillance system and is designed to support Utah state and local public health agency surveillance and epidemiologic needs, including receiving or entering disease reports, conducting case/outbreak investigations, managing cases/outbreaks, analyzing data, reporting to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

The system is compliant with the Public Health Information Network and the standards of clinical information exchange endorsed by the Utah Community Health Information Exchange. EpiTrax resides and is maintained on servers managed by the Utah Department of Technology Services on its secure network and supports access by users in health departments across the state. It is modeled after the National Electronic Disease Surveillance System.

All COVID Rapid Test participants must be registered in the REDCap information system. Parent/Guardian of high school students (under the age of 18) involved in extracurricular activities must complete the REDCap registration for each student and e-sign the online consent form. Those 18 years of age and older must complete their own REDCap registration and e-sign the online consent form.

At the conclusion of the COVID Rapid Test procedure, you will exit the COVID Rapid Testing site. Between 15 minutes and 30 minutes from the time your test was performed, you will receive an electronic communication with your COVID Rapid Test results via the email you provided on your REDCap registration. Please review and follow all instructions outlined in the email.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact your school’s nurse.

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