Drive-Through COVID-19 Testing

Free COVID-19 Drive-Through Testing Now AvailableTesting Info

As part of the Appleton Area School District’s layered mitigation strategies to help stop the spread of COVID-19 and keep our schools open for in-person learning, we are offering free COVID-19 drive-through testing for symptomatic students and staff. We are partnering with Novir, a diagnostic biotechnology company that was assigned to the AASD through the Wisconsin Department of Health Services. 

The drive-through testing site is located in the parking lot off of the Grand Meridian, 2621 N. Oneida Street (near the AASD Welcome Center). It is open Monday - Friday, from 7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. for symptomatic students and staff.

At this time, this testing site is for symptomatic students and staff only.

We encourage AASD families that pick up their symptomatic students from school to come to this testing site on their way home to get tested. If a student/staff member becomes symptomatic overnight, they should visit the drive-through testing site as soon as possible to get tested. Appleton Community 4K community partner site families should also use the drive-through testing site. 

If you have not yet registered with Novir, instructions to provide consent for your student and register are below. Registration is required for Novir, on behalf of AASD, to test your child if they show symptoms consistent with COVID-19. 

If your student does not have any symptoms and your family is seeking testing, please reach out to your doctor, or see this list of area testing locations.

Testing Entrance

How to Access Testing

  1. Pull into the parking lot off of the Grand Meridian (2621 N. Oneida Street) from North Oneida Street through the entrance nearest the water tower. 
  2. Families, students, and staff should remain in their vehicles and pull into a testing spot. 
  3. Novir staff will approach the vehicle, check that the student/staff member is registered with Novir and then administer an antigen test.
  4. They will then return to the vehicle approximately 15 minutes later to share the results. 

If the antigen test is positive, the student/staff member would need to follow the positive case process including notifying their school/AASD Human Resources Department.

If the antigen test is negative, the symptomatic student/staff will need a follow-up PCR test that can be administered that same day at the AASD testing site. PCR tests will be sent to a Department of Health Services designated lab to be read and the results will be shared through the Novir Tracking system. 

Test Results
There have been some questions regarding how to read your results when you are texted. Novir has provided the following updates to help us better understand the notification process:

Antigen Testing: You will receive a text and/or e-mail indicating your test results are available. In this case results will show either a positive or negative.

PCR Lab Testing: This is a two step process, with an initial text to let you know your PCR is pending, this notification lets you know your PCR is in process of being sent to the lab and being processed at the laboratory. When the PCR results are available you will receive a second text indicating your PCR results either positive or negative.

Although AASD students/staff are not required to use this testing site, we want to make testing as convenient as possible for our families and staff. For more information on other local testing opportunities, please reach out to your doctor, or see this list of area testing locations.

Haven’t registered yet? 
To register and provide consent for your child, please visit TrackbyNovir.com and click the Sign-Up link, fill in the requested information, agree to the consent terms, and respond to some recent health questions. There will be a few different screens and you will get a "Success" pop-up once you finish the registration process. The last question on the first page will ask for your Organization Code. The code is unique to each school, please ensure you enter the Organization Code for the school your student attends. Find your school’s code below:

Appleton Central/Pride  1209     
Appleton Community 4K 2701
Appleton East/eSchool/Tesla 2121
Appleton North/FCLA 5000
Appleton Public Montessori 1545
Appleton West/ATECH/RSA 6109
Badger Elementary 5019
Berry Elementary 3601
Classical School 3310
Columbus Elementary/ABS 9139
Community Early Learning Center 3139
Dunlap Elementary 1099
Edison Elementary 4129
Einstein Middle 3249
Ferber Elementary 5159
Foster Elementary 3059
Franklin Elementary
2212
Higher Ground 9110
Highlands Elementary/Odyssey 2037
Horizons Elementary 2109
Houdini Elementary 2305
Huntley Elementary 2224
Jefferson Elementary/FRA 1999
Johnston Elementary 2725
Kaleidoscope Academy 3189
Madison Middle 2029
McKinley Elementary 1125
Richmond Elementary 4114
Valley New School 1028
Wilson Middle/Magellan 2259
Wisconsin Connections Academy 3509


Parents/Guardians, should register with name and contact information first, and then click the + Add a Household Member link to register all of your students. This will ensure you are notified when their results are entered.

NOVIR has updated its registration process to allow for multiple students with different school codes to be registered under one email address. If you previously used multiple emails to register multiple students, you can make changes within your account to add or remove students to just one account. Please note, if you delete a student and re-add them, their testing history/pending results will be deleted and will not be recoverable.

If you need help with the registration/consent process, or have questions, please reach out to support@novir-usa.com  or call (262) 421-6393.