IDEA Public Charter School

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1027 45th St. NE, Washington, DC 20019 Phone: (202) 399-4750
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COVID-19 Health and Safety

DC Public Schools is requiring all students to be vaccinated for the 2022-2023 school year so take care of your child’s vaccination now.
Questions? Call the main office at 202-399-4750.
COVID-19 Testing at IDEA
Beginning in February 2021, IDEA has partnered with Curative to offer free, accessible COVID-19 testing to anyone in the IDEA community.
Curative testing takes place in a safe kiosk where individuals administer the test to themselves with a mouth swab. Testing is available Monday through Friday from 9 am to 3 pm. IDEA also offers free antigen (rapid) testing at the school for all staff and scholars. Antigen testing provides a more effective indication of how contagious someone is and therefore is required of all scholars and staff returning from exposure or quarantine, in addition to PCR test results.
Appointments are available through Curative's website. Test results are typically available within 24-48 hours. Tests are free, whether or not an individual has health insurance. 
IDEA Health and Safety Protocols
IDEA is open for in-person school five days a week, with health and safety protocols in place as recommended by national and local authorities.
While in the IDEA building, all scholars and staff will:
  • Wear masks at all times
  • Follow directional signs in the hallways
  • Have their temperatures checked and recorded when entering the building
  • Sanitize or wash their hands when entering the building and throughout the day
  • Observe safe distances in classrooms and throughout the building
COVID-19 News and Resources
Keep up to date with local, national, and global news and information about how to stay healthy and safe during the coronavirus pandemic: DC Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, World Health Organization.