COVID-19 Testing for SY 2022-2023
Central office locations are open for with Color molecular test kits and drop off for SFUSD students and staff until March 24, 2023:
- 555 Franklin Street (Civic Center)
- 834 Toland Street (Bayview)
- 135 Van Ness Ave (Civic Center)
- 750 25th Avenue (Richmond)
- 3045 Santiago (Sunset)
- 1515 Quintara (Sunset)
- 20 Cook (Inner Richmond)
Drop-off times for samples:
- School sites: before 10 a.m. until March 17, 2023
- Central office sites: Monday-Friday before 4:30 p.m. until March 24, 2023
Pick-up times vary. Please see sticker on bin to see if samples have been picked up for the day.
For city testing options, please visit sf.gov/drop-testing.
Testing Options at SFUSD
Testing is a very important part of keeping our schools safe by caring for ourselves and others and helping to stop the spread of COVID-19.
There are multiple ways that SFUSD is providing COVID-19 testing to students, staff, and families.
|Test Type||Test Results||Registration||How to Get Tested|
|Molecular test* via Color (ends March 24, 2023)||
Contact Color at 844-352-6567 for help
|Rapid antigen test
(Distributed at school site during scheduled times based on supply from California Department of Public Health)
We distribute test kits as we receive them from the California Department of Public Health
* Color's lab uses RT-LAMP technology. LAMP, just like PCR, is a nucleic acid amplification test (NAAT). Color uses LAMP technology because of supply chain robustness and scalability.
Testing is not mandatory. All students will be able to come to school if a family chooses not to have them participate in COVID-19 testing.
Check out our frequently asked questions about monitoring and testing for COVID-19.
Non-SFUSD Testing Options
Free and low-cost testing options:
- Find free or low-cost testing at pharmacies and community-based sites.
- Get free tests at San Francisco-run sites. If you have health insurance, the City will bill your insurance.
- If you have health insurance, your insurance must cover 8 home tests per person each month. Check your insurance company’s website to see how to get tests by pick up or reimbursement.
For more information about COVID-19 testing, or to find a testing site near you, visit sf.gov/gettested or call SFDPH’s COVID Resource Center at 628-652-2700.
After Getting Test Results
If your student tests positive for COVID-19, we strongly recommend following California Department of Public Health (CDPH) guidelines:
If the test is positive:
- Stay home and isolate for at least 5 days
- Wear a mask
- Return if:
- Symptoms are not severe, AND
- They have spent at least 24 hours with no fever, without taking fever-reducing medication like acetaminophen (Tylenol) or ibuprofen (Advil or Motrin)
Learn more about isolation and quarantine guidelines.
This page was last updated on March 13, 2023