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Free Rapid Home Antigen Tests for Distribution

Dear East Ramapo Central School District Families,


We are pleased to announce that the Rockland Department of Health in cooperation with our partners at Rockland BOCES has delivered free Rapid Home Antigen Tests to be disseminated to all interested East Ramapo families. The County has provided us with a supply of 1 kit - (which includes two tests) per family. These tests are being utilized to help support county residents' health and safety during the upcoming colder winter months.

***Please note these tests cannot be used as clearance to return to school or work if symptomatic. A student or staff member can only return if symptomatic with a written report from a rapid antigen test, PCR test or a doctor's note with an alternative diagnosis.

We will begin disseminating the Free Rapid test kits to students to take home as early as January 13, 2022. 

If you are not able to receive the kits through school because your child is not present, please contact the Main Office of your child’s school to make alternative plans to receive the test kits.

As an additional courtesy, East Ramapo Central School District’s next COVID-19 vaccine clinic will be Tuesday, February 8th between 4pm and 6pm at Kakiat STEAM Academy at 465 Viola Road in Spring Valley. More information can be found on our website at

Thank you for your cooperation and support as we continue to navigate this ever-changing pandemic.



Dr. Clarence G. Ellis 
Superintendent of Schools