GED Testing Guidelines due to Covid-19
RCSD procedures for GED Testing:
All testing will take place at the Rankin County Adult Education Office. We are located at 135 ½ South College Street, Brandon, MS 39042. All students will check in downstairs for screening/check-in the office before going upstairs to the testing room.
Please review and answer all questions on the enclosed checklist on the day of testing - prior to arrival. You will need to bring the checklist and signed consent with you on the day of testing.
Upon arrival at our office on the day of testing please call our office (601-825-5040) to let us know you have arrived. Please do not exit your vehicle. Someone will come outside to your vehicle.
The following questions will be asked to the check-in staff, examinee, and proctor upon entrance to the Adult Education Building:
****Do you have any of the following: fever (temperature of >100.4℉ within the past 48 hours), chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty, unexplained body aches, headache, loss of taste or smell, sore throat
****Have you experienced nausea, vomiting or diarrhea?
****Have you come in close contact (6 feet) with someone who has a laboratory confirmed diagnosis of Covid-19 or experienced symptoms in the past 14 days?
****Have you traveled internationally in the past 14 days?
*If any of the above questions are answered with a yes, testing will be rescheduled for a later time.
*Temperatures will be taken and recorded of all people mentioned above upon arrival. If fever is registered, testing will be rescheduled for a later time.
*The check in staff will walk outside to meet the examinee at the vehicle. Only the examinee will get out of the vehicle and be allowed to come into the building (after questions have been asked and temperature taken).
*The check in staff will clean and sanitize (tables, chairs, door handles, etc) between examinees. The proctor will also stagger seating to maximize times between examinees.
*Testing will take place in the upstairs computer lab. Only the examinee(s) and proctor will enter the computer lab. Student support personnel will stay downstairs in the Adult Education office.
*Face coverings (covering the nose and mouth) are to be worn by the examinee(s), the proctor, and check-in staff. Examinees should provide their own face covering if at all possible. Please notify us if you do not have a face covering available to you, and we will provide a paper mask. Bandanas are allowed.
*Examinee, proctor, and check-in staff will stay at least 6 feet apart at all times.
*The proctor will wear a clean glove when using the mouse and keyboard while launching the candidate’s exam.
*Once testing is complete the examinee will return downstairs to check out of testing and receive scores.
*GED Testing times vary from 75 mins to 180 mins per section.
*The proctor will clean and sanitize (tables, chairs, door handles, etc) between examinees. The proctor will also stagger seating to maximize times between examinees.
*The examinee will leave all personal belongings at home or locked in his/her vehicle. There will be a locked cabinet for storing the examinee’s keys while testing.
Please be prepared to fill out this checklist and sign the waiver below on the day of testing. Please be prepared to fill it out upon arrival. We will record the examinee’s temperature on the form upon arrival.
HSE Examinee Checklist for COVID-19
Examinee Name _______________________________ Examinee Temp:________________
Phone Number _________________________ Date:___________ Staff Initials:________
Answer the following questions by circling Yes or No.
Do you have any of the following:
fever (temperature of >100.4℉ within the past 48 hours) YES NO
chills YES NO
cough YES NO
shortness of breath or difficulty breathing YES NO
unexplained body aches YES NO
headache YES NO
loss of taste or smell YES NO
sore throat YES NO
Have you experienced nausea, vomiting or diarrhea? YES NO
Have you come in close contact (6 feet) with someone
who has a laboratory confirmed diagnosis of Covid-19 YES NO
or experienced symptoms in the past 14 days?
Have you traveled internationally in the past 14 days? YES NO
I, ___________________________, will hold Rankin County School District and its Superintendent, employees and agents harmless and free from and waive any and all legal and financial liabilities of any kind and agree not to sue for any reason or claim relative to Covid-19 or contraction of the Coronavirus as a result of HSE testing. I understand the extreme health and safety measures that are being taken by Rankin County School District to ensure that the testing environment provided for me is sanitary and that testing is conducted in accordance with CDC social distancing guidelines.
Examinee Signature: ___________________________________________ Date: ______________
Printed Name of Examinee: ________________________________________