The Gila River Indian Community (“Community”) is providing free Covid-19 Virus testing through its health care consultant, Steward Health Care Systems LLC (“Steward”) for all employees and in-class volunteers for those Schools located within the Gila River Indian Reservation (“Reservation”) including Sacaton Elementary School District #18. Covid-19 Virus testing for Sacaton Elementary School District employees and in-class volunteers (collectively referred to as “School Employees”) will be provided every two (2) weeks. In order to register for testing, School Employees will need to press the portal button below and enter the required information in the data boxes. You must register by 5:00 p.m. on the Monday on the week for which testing will occur. For the testing that will occur on Thursday and Friday (February 18th and February 19th) you will need to register by Monday, February 15, 2021 before 5:00 p.m., if you have not previously registered. Once a School Employee has registered, the School Employee will not need to re-register to be eligible for subsequent Covid-19 Virus testing provided by the Community. For those School Employees that register after the August 19, 2020 deadline, they will be eligible for future Covid- 19 Virus testing. The Community will work with Sacaton Elementary School District Administration to provide you information about future test dates and times.
Testing for School Employees will be held at the Sacaton Head Start Building located at 112
Seed Farm Rd, Sacaton, AZ 85147.
All persons being tested must bring their own masks and wear them at the test sites in order to protect their health and the health of others.
Each person will need to show a driver’s license, School Employee Identification Card, or other official identification. Only those persons registered to test should show up for testing.
Each person will need to sign a consent form for the test which will be provided at the test site. Information about receiving test results will be provided at both test sites.
Those persons that do not have access to a computer or smartphone to use the above portal may contact the Community’s Consultant, the Center for Applied Research at 303-294-0678 to provide necessary information by phone. Information provided by phone must be received by 5:00 p.m., Wednesday, August 19, 2020, for the first test on August 21, 2020.
NOTIFICATION PROCEDURE FOR COVID-19 VIRUS TEST RESULTS
1. Steward will perform a nasal swab procedure to obtain a test sample.
2. After the completion of your test, Steward will deliver your test sample to Labcorp in order for Labcorp to analyze the test sample for the presence of the Covid-19 Virus.
3. Once Labcorp analyzes all the submitted test samples, Labcorp immediately informs Steward of all POSITIVE tests results. Generally, it takes twenty-four (24) hours for Labcorp to process the test sample, notify Steward of a positive test result and, then for Steward to inform the tested person of the positive result.
If a person tests positive Steward will call them through the contact information provided and inform the person to self-quarantine and to seek appropriate medical care from the person’s health care provider.
4. The process for persons to receive notification of a NEGATIVE test result takes longer
because the priority is to inform those persons with positive results as soon as possible. It
can take up to 5 to 7 business days for a person to receive written notification of a negative
Please note that if you have not received your test result within five (5) business days of your test, that you may assume that you tested negative for the Covid-19 test result.
5. Finally, you should know that the local County Health Organization and the Community
Tribal Health Department will be informed of positive test results by Labcorp so that these
health organizations can perform contact tracing with the affected person in order to help
protect that person’s family members and the public health.