This year’s school COVID protocols were approved during the USD 490 Board of Education meeting on August 14, 2023. There were no changes from last year to the exposure guidelines.

The only change for this year is the COVID testing location. There will no longer be a testing site at the Performing Arts Center. Instead, car-side testing will be offered at Blackmore Elementary and El Dorado High School.

To request testing, please contact our COVID Nurse Natoshia Tillman at or by phone at 316-322-4850.

As a reminder, consent to test must be renewed each school year. For more information or to complete a consent form, please visit our website: