A note on consent from DESE and DPH

  • It is strongly recommended that all consents be done electronically through Project Beacon, regardless of whether follow up testing is primarily Binax or PCR (although EOHHS, DESE, and DPH recommend, and Project Beacon prefers, Binax). Consents done through any other medium (e.g. paper, other online consent system) will require additional data entry and consent tracking from schools and possibly additional communication with families and staff.
  • Project Beacon enables you to access a link to send to students/families/staff that they will use to provide consent and fill in their own information.

Please see How to Get Consent article for more information on obtaining consent through Project Beacon.