Coronavirus News

COVID-19 Testing for Students and Staff 

Beginning in October 2020, we will also begin monthly random testing of students and staff in New York City school buildings. Please see the COVID-19 Testing for Students and Staff (Open External Link) page to learn more.

Priority Testing Outside of School

To ensure the health and safety of all students, staff, and families, we are encouraging everyone coming into our school buildings to get tested for COVID-19. It’s safe, free, and easy for everyone regardless of immigration or insurance status, and your test results are confidential. To find a testing site nearest you, visit external link).

DOE students in grades 3k through 12 receive priority testing at 22 Health and Hospital (H+H) testing sites. DOE students are not required to bring a student ID or proof of enrollment. Parents and guardians of students are encouraged to bring their insurance card, but with or without an insurance card, there is no cost for students to get tested. Please see the Priority Testing Outside of Schools page for a list of the 22 priority sites and additional details.

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