All tests and support materials are provided at no cost to school districts or schools with Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity (ELC) Reopening Schools award funds. Student incentives, in the form of a gift card, will be $25 for the first test; and $10 for each subsequent test (not to exceed one incentive per week). The student incentives portion of this free COVID-19 school screening testing program is optional. School staff are encouraged to be tested as part of this program as well, but are not eligible to receive incentives.
Financial support to participating school districts and schools will equate to $2.50 per test to cover school costs, paid retroactively and on a monthly basis. 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.