Rutherford County Schools has agreed to participate in a pilot program offered by the Tennessee Department of Health to offer rapid testing for COVID-19. Several other school districts in the state have also signed on for the program. We will not be administering these tests to students.
Rapid testing is now available for any RCS employee who has been quarantined as a contact of a positive case and has NOT experienced any symptoms throughout quarantine.
This test can be done AFTER the 5th day of quarantine. If the test is negative, the individual may end quarantine after Day 7 and return to usual activities on Day 8.
Please go to this Microsoft Form to register for a COVID-19 Rapid Testing Appointment. You will be prompted to enter your personal information and then go to a link to book the appointment. You will receive an email confirmation of the appointment.
At the scheduled time:
- Drive around to the BACK of the RCBOE Maintenance Building (2240 Southpark Dr., Murfreesboro 37128) to park.
- Follow the signs to Rapid Testing.
- Text your name to 615.669.4242 when you arrive.
- Please be on time.
- Please bring RCS photo ID badge
Call 615-893-5815, ext. 22077 with questions.
For employees — those who have been deemed contacts of a positive case of COVID-19 and who have remained symptom free for at least six days — they will be able to voluntarily make an appointment for one of the rapid tests, as available. Using this method, some employees will be able to clear their quarantine periods faster under the new guidelines from the Tennessee Department of Health.