Washington State Department of Health (DOH) will supply COVID-19 rapid antigen tests to schools during the 2023/2024 school year. Information on ordering will be provided in the coming weeks.

DOH and OSPI present information will present details at the Learn to Return webinar on Thursday, May 18 around the following:

  • Resources available next year to support school-based COVID-19 testing
  • DOH guidance updates and how these will be communicated
  • The development of a new respiratory disease dashboard
  • A centralized website to support ongoing communication between DOH and schools and maintain resources

Register to join this final L2R event of the school year.


Share your COVID testing program experiences at the regional ESD listening sessions

Please look for an invitation to join your regional ESD’s Covid Testing Listening Sessions in May. Feedback on what private schools liked and didn’t about COVID testing support and the Learn to Return Program will inform DOH’s effort for the 2023-24 school year.

ESD 189 has two upcoming dates:

May 3, 2:00 pm, and May 5, 10:00 am

ESD114 on May 4 at 10:00 am, just for Olympic peninsula area private schools. Contact Jeff Stepp if you need the link to be resent.