Which test is currently being used by nurses at the OUSD testing hubs?

OUSD has partnered with the California Department of Health and Valencia Branch Labs to provide COVID screenings to our staff, students, and families.

OUSD is offering the Abbott Binax Now Rapid Antigen tests, which provide results in 15 mins after swabbing. The test uses a painless anterior nasal swab of the nostril.

The CDPH Valencia Branch Lab PCR test kit uses a painless anterior nasal swab (see the animation and video). Swabs should not go any further than one inch into the nostril. These kits have been approved to test individuals with or without symptoms.

If a student has trouble swabbing on their own or are too young to self swab, the technician overseeing the test will help your child take the sample. PCR test results are released 24-72 hours after the sample collection date. You will receive a notification via text and/or email when your child's results are ready.

Family members 2 years and older are eligible to use at-home BinaxNow Rapid Tests or our in-person testing locations. More information about family testing can be found on this page.

animation of the nasal swab in nostril going in less that 3/4 of an inch

What should I do before getting tested?

  1. Pick a time and place on SignUp Genius to get tested. If you need help finding the testing booth when you're on site, check the map below.

  2. Register on the Primary website linked in the SignUp Genius above. You only have to register once for all tests. Your child does not have to attend these schools to get tested. There is one registration link for all OUSD COVID testing sites. Click here to register. Students over the age of 12 can register on their own.

Where can my student get tested?

Click on a location marker to get navigation tips, operating hours, and registration links for OUSD COVID Testing Sites. We recommend opening the map in a separate window to get a better view.

What happens if my child tests positive?

Please see the flowchart below regarding decision making around COVID testing.

New OUSD COVID Testing Procedure - June 2021 (1).pdf

Who can I talk to if I have more questions about student testing?

Please feel free to contact us through email at covid19-response-team@googlegroups.com if you have any questions about site navigation, testing locations, or any other components of student testing.