Who performs the test? Will there be any physical contact with my child?

Students swab their own noses with a short swab that goes only half an inch into the nostril. A teacher observes the students perform their swabs from a safe distance, but there is no physical contact. 

If students have trouble performing the swabbing, schools can provide a nurse or other trained staff member to help. However, the test is so easy that kindergarteners typically can do it with no issues.