COVID-19 School Testing Program Recording and Supports

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COVID-19 School Testing Program Recording and Supports

The Oregon Department of Education is providing a closed captioned recording of a webinar provided by Dr. Judy Guzman-Cotrill titled,  "A Review of BinaxNow COVID-19 Antigen Testing in K-12 Schools."

This training covers essential information for offering access to the Oregon Health Authority coordinated school testing program. The testing program guide was updated on 2/10/21 with the following small changes:

  • When registration forms are submitted for the entire school district rather than individual schools, OHA cannot determine the number of testing kits that should be allocated for each specific school. Also, data must be collected on each school that’s participating, (i.e. the total number of students and staff onsite, onsite testing personnel name, school grade, contact information, etc.).   
  • An “indeterminate” result can be indicative of a flawed test kit. After the school testing administrator repeats it a second time and receives this result, they should immediately contact OHA at to request a new kit.

In addition, the presentation slides and an FAQ are available. 

As a clarification, registering for the testing program includes a self-attestation that the program will be offered. Please accept the responsibility to offer the program when you register.

Thank you again for your collaboration in improving access to COVID-19 testing for Oregon's K-12 students and staff.