COVID Testing Update Effective Monday, September 26

  • The California Department of Public Health(CDPH) recently announced a COVID testing update, and we have updated the District’s COVID testing procedures in schools to remain aligned with CDPH guidance. 

    Beginning Monday, September 26, on-site testing will no longer be available at all school sites. Testing will remain available at two auxiliary sites: the district office at 1108 Bissell Ave, and Ohlone Elementary School, 201 Turquoise Dr. Hercules, 94547 (Testing site is located in the parking lot on Pheasant Drive). The two auxiliary sites will be open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. This is subject to change based on community participation.

    CDPH has recommended antigen testing as the primary option for COVID testing in schools. School sites will provide take-home antigen tests upon request. Each student may receive up to two test kits per week, if needed.

    We will continue to follow all CDPH and CDC guidelines. If you are symptomatic, you must go home and get tested. There will not be any testing onsite. We encourage families to continue to test at the auxiliary sites and to use take-home tests at home. We will continue to conduct group tracing for any exposed staff or students in response to positive cases.

    Prior to any extended break, all students and staff will receive a take-home test kit. Everyone must test and show a negative test taken within 72 hours upon their return from break. This includes winter break, spring break, and summer break. Students and families may bring the actual negative test or show a picture of the negative test result.

    The following resources remain available for testing: 

    • School site distribution of At-Home Antigen test kits as needed.

    • Kaiser members can also pick up at-home test kits free of charge at kp.org website 

    • County testing location: Richmond-25th St and Nevin Ave.Mon - Fri, 8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Schedule online or call 833-829-2626

    • State testing location: San Pablo - Contra Costa College-2600 Mission Bell Dr. - Student Administration Building Cafeteria (SAB 159)Sun - Thur, 7 a.m. - 3 p.m. and 4 - 7 p.m. Schedule online or call 833-829-2626

    We encourage families to continue testing at home. We appreciate your partnership as we work to ensure safe, healthy learning environments for all students and staff.


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      • The instructions are listed by school, as each school’s registration link and QR code is unique. Please register your student as soon as you can. Once you have registered, students and staff will only provide their name and date of birth to receive a test on test day. During the registration process, if you are unable to provide a social security number, enter 000-00-0000 into the SSN line to move to the next step. 

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