COVID Testing Requirements
Testing at Nassau BOCES
Testing will be provided onsite at three Nassau BOCES locations weekly – the Rosemary Kennedy Center, Gerald R. Claps Career & Technical Center, and the George Farber Administrative Center. We may adjust the testing locations as we learn more information. Testing will take place outside of work hours. If you arrive at a testing site early, please wait in your car until the scheduled start time. The testing company requires at least 35 people per testing location/time. If at least 35 people do not sign up for a testing location/time, that location/time will be canceled and those signed up will be asked to go to a different testing location/time. Please monitor your emails for changes.
Rosemary Kennedy Center
2850 North Jerusalem Road
Mondays, 4:15 to 6 p.m.
Gerald R. Claps Career & Technical Center
within the Levittown Memorial Education Center
150 Abbey Lane
Tuesdays, 7 to 8 a.m.
George Farber Administrative Center
Please note: Beginning Monday, November 29, the south wing of the Farber Administrative Center will be closed for approximately 2 weeks. During this time please enter through the North entrance (HR).
71 Clinton Road
Garden City, NY
Tuesdays, 1:30 to 5 p.m.
Testing sign-up form
All staff who are planning to be tested at one of our facilities must complete a sign-up form so that we know how many people to expect. The deadline to sign-up is 11 a.m. on Monday, November 29.
If this will be your first time testing at a Nassau BOCES location, you also must complete the ATC Healthcare Testing and Screening registration. If you already completed this one-time registration, you do not need to register again.
Important update for those who have received COVID testing at a Nassau BOCES location (November 17, 2021)
Some Nassau BOCES employees who participated in COVID testing at a Nassau BOCES' location have received a statement from their insurance carrier indicating that they may have an outstanding balance on the claim. We have confirmed with the testing agency that there is no money owed. Employees who received this notice do not need to take any action at this time. If an employee who received an outstanding balance notice receives any follow-up correspondence indicating that they still owe the balance, they should contact email@example.com.
In addition, other employees have reported that they received a check from their insurance company. That money is owed to the laboratory that processed the tests. The testing company has informed us that there are two options for providing the money to the laboratory:
The staff member may endorse the check over to the laboratory, Confucius Plaza, and mail it to Confucius Plaza, 711 Stewart Avenue, Suite 200, Garden City, NY 11530. ("Endorsing over" means you sign your name on the top line of the back of the check and then write "Pay to the order of Confucius Plaza" under your signature.)
If a staff member has already cashed the check, they may write a personal check and mail it to the laboratory at the address above or they may call the laboratory at 516-464-6121 Ext. 1003 to make the payment by credit/debit card.
Regardless of which option the staff member chooses, they should be making a payment that is the EXACT amount of the check they received from the insurance company. If a staff member has any questions or issues, please contact Ms. Angela Becker, Billing Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Staff should continue to follow this process as long as they continue to test at a Nassau BOCES location and receive outstanding balance notices or check(s) from the insurance company. As always, staff may choose to be tested at a medical provider/accredited testing site of their choosing.
Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.
ATC Healthcare Testing and Screening is a testing vendor working with many Nassau County school districts. All testers are certified medical practitioners. The vast majority of ATC’s staff are vaccinated. Those who are not are tested weekly for COVID. ATC will administer a PCR version of the test, using a swab of the nasal cavity.
There will be no cost to staff members and consultants if they participate in the ATC testing. The vendor will charge your health insurance provider directly for the cost of the exam. You will need to complete a one-time electronic registration before the first test and bring your insurance ID card to the testing site. If a staff member or consultant is not covered by medical insurance, the cost will be billed to the federal CARES Act.
Can I test elsewhere?
Yes. If you chose to be tested elsewhere, please be aware:
- You will be responsible for any co-pays
- Testing will need to be completed during non-working hours
- Your test will need to be taken between Sunday to Wednesday and proof of testing will need to be submitted to the app by Thursday each week
- Self-test kits cannot be used
Submit proof of vaccination or testing
Fully vaccinated staff members who already have opted out of testing do not need to do so again. Those who have not yet completed their vaccine verification may do so by submitting their vaccination card in the Nassau BOCES testing and vaccination app.
All submissions will be verified by Human Resources.
Consequences of failure to comply with testing mandate
We previously released an announcement on September 23, 2021, stating that the agency would have no choice but to seek the termination of employees who have not complied with the mandate.
After further review, Nassau BOCES’ administration has determined that the first course of action when an employee fails to comply will be an unpaid leave of absence.
If you have any questions, please email them to email@example.com.
This information is accurate as of November 17, 2021. It may be amended at any time.