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COVID On-Site Testing Program

On-Site COVID Testing Program Opportunity

Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment is providing a free, voluntary, statewide COVID-19 testing program for all public, private, tribal, and charter schools for the 2022-2023 school year. This weekly testing program is available to all students and staff, regardless of vaccination status or presence of symptoms. The program is free and will provide all necessary resources, including staff, for schools to implement the weekly testing.

Why You Should Enroll Your Child

This critical COVID-19 testing program serves as another preventative measure against the virus, so we can rapidly detect infection and asymptomatic outbreaks. By promoting preventative measures against COVID-19, we can help minimize disruptions and ensure continued in-person learning

Costs & Incentives

All tests and support materials are provided at no cost to school districts or schools with ELC Reopening Schools award funds. Financial support to participating school districts and schools is $2.50 per test to cover school costs, paid retroactively. CDPHE is working closely with Colorado Department of Education (CDE) to distribute these funds. All individual school types have the ability to opt out of receiving the financial support. CDPHE plans to offer student incentives.

Parental & Student Consent

All students under 18 must obtain parental consent in order to participate. 

How the Test Works

Schools can choose from two options to administer the program: Full Service or Direct Ship. Full Service provides schools with all services needed to implement testing, including staff, and requires minimal assistance from school personnel. Direct Ship provides schools with all testing supplies, the school administers the tests, and manages the program for students and staff.

Students and staff will receive a weekly rapid antigen test, which provides results within approximately 15 minutes.

How to Enroll

The designated testing vendor has a portal which you can access at this link and provide the correct tracking code for your student:




At this portal, you can enroll your child in the program. If needed, hard copy enrollment forms will be available to you as well. 

Frequently Asked Questions

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