Ark City schools to offer BiNax Now coronavirus testing

This week, the USD 470 Board of Education authorized the district to begin offering non-invasive BiNax Now COVID-19 testing in school buildings. A post on the district’s facebook page says these non-invasive tests are most accurate on days two through five of symptoms and will allow trained personnel to test symptomatic individuals at school – hopefully catching it early and lessening the risk of spread. The testing is not mandatory but rather a free, quick, and convenient opportunity to have a test performed. USD 470 Director of Business and Operations Will Pfannenstiel said he hopes the district can begin testing within the next couple of weeks.