COVID-19 Testing for Students

COVID-19 Testing in the Summer

Beginning Friday, June 3, PCR unmonitored testing will be available only at SFUSD summer programs and two central drop off locations (555 Franklin and 834 Toland). Testing is available to students and staff that are in SFUSD summer programs.  

SFUSD Summer Programs: SFUSD Extended School Year (ESY), SFUSD Early Ed Programs & Out of School Time (OST), Pathway to Teaching, Step Up MS programs that opted into the Color testing program and Spring Board programs.

SFUSD Summer Programs Eligible for Testing (Students and Staff):  Samples must be dropped off before 10 am.  Pick ups vary between 10 am-1 pm.  Please see sticker on bin to see if samples have been picked up for the day.  

Open to any SFUSD staff or students: Rapid Antigen testing hosted by Safer Together (see website for more info)

Chinatown

Cameron House

920 Sacramento St. 

San Francisco, CA 94108

***Testing will take place at the side yard on Sacramento St. between Stockton & Powell Streets

 

Every Tuesday only: 

 

June 7, 2022 only

8:30 am - 12:00 pm

 

June 14 - July 19, 2022

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

 

July 26 - August 16, 2022

8:30 am - 12:00 pm

 

REGISTRATION LINK: bit.ly/stchouse

 

Bayview Hunters Point

YoungBlood Coleman Playground & Field

1398 Hudson Ave.

San Francisco, CA 94124

***Testing will be at the entrance to the field off of Mendell Street

 

Every Tuesday and Wednesday

June 7 - July 20, 2022

1:30 pm - 5:00 pm

 

Every Tuesday and Wednesday

July 26 - August 16, 2022

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

 

REGISTRATION LINK - bit.ly/stbombers

 

Excelsior

Boys & Girls Club Excelsior Clubhouse

163 London Street

San Francisco, CA 94112

***Testing will take place directly in front of the building's entrance

 

Every Wednesday only:

June 8 - August 10, 2022

1:30 - 5:00 pm

 

REGISTRATION LINK: bit.ly/st-bgc

 

Tenderloin

Chinatown Community Development Center (CCDC)

201 Turk Street

San Francisco, CA 94102

***Testing will take place in the parklet located directly in front of the building’s front entrance 

 

Every Wednesday only

June 8 - August 10, 2022

1:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

 

REGISTRATION LINK - bit.ly/stccdc

 

 

Fillmore

Buchanan YMCA

1530 Buchanan St.

San Francisco, CA 94115

***Testing will take place directly in front of the building's entrance and parking lot

 

Every Thursday only

June 9 - August 11, 2022

8:30 am - 12:00 pm

 

REGISTRATION LINK - bit.ly/bymca

 

Visitacion Valley

Boys & Girls Club Visitacion Valley Clubhouse

251 Leland Ave.

San Francisco, CA 94134

***Testing will take place to the right of building's front entrance

 

Every Thursday only:

June 9 - August 11, 2022

8:30 am - 12:00 pm

 

REGISTRATION LINK: bit.ly/st-bgc

Locations

Summer Program

Start Date

End Date
All services will end on July 31 unless program ends earlier

Argonne EES PreK-TK & OST

June 2nd

July 31st

Bret Harte PreK

June 2nd

July 31st

Bryant EES/PreK

June 2nd

July 31st

Commodore Stockton EES PreK-TK & OST

June 2nd

July 31st

Dr. Charles Drew PreK-TK (EED and Springboard)

June 2nd

July 31st

E.R. Taylor PreK & ESY

June 2nd

July 8th

Gordon J. Lau (Used for Commodore Stockton OST and Springboard)

June 2nd

July 31st

Grattan Prek & OST

June 2nd

July 31st

Jefferson EED & OST

June 2nd

July 31st

John McLaren PreK-TK

June 2nd

July 31st

Junipero Serra-Annex PreK-TK & OST

June 2nd

July 31st

Las Americas PreK & OST

June 2nd

July 31st

Leola M. Havard Prek & OST

June 2nd

July 31st

Noriega PreK-TK & OST

June 2nd

July 31st

Presidio EES Infant/Todd, PreK-TK & OST

June 2nd

July 31st

Raphael Weill PreK & OST

June 2nd

July 31st

San Miguel PreK & OST

June 2nd

July 31st

SF Montessori PreK

June 2nd

July 31st

Sutro OST

June 2nd

July 31st

Tenderloin ESY

June 6th

July 7th

Theresa S. Mahler PreK

June 2nd

July 31st

Tule Elk Park PreK-TK & OST

June 2nd

July 31st

Zaida T. Rodriguez PreK & TK

June 2nd

July 31st

Argonne Elementary

July 6th

July 31st

Clarendon Elementary School ESY

June 7th

July 7th

Daniel Webster Elementary School (OST)

June 2nd

July 31st

Frank Mccoppin Elemtary School OST

June 2nd

July 31st

FS Key Elementary (Spring Board)

June 6th

July 7th

George Moscone Elementary (OST & Spring Board)

June 2nd

July 31st

Guadalupe Elementary/Excelsior CC (OST & Spring Board)

June 2nd

July 31st

Jean Parker Elementary School (OST)

June 2nd

July 31st

Lafayette ESY

June 6th

July 7th

Leonard R. Flynn Elementary

June 2nd

July 31st

Monroe Elementary OST

June 2nd

July 31st

Redding Elementary OST

June 2nd

June 30th

Spring Valley Elementary School OST

June 2nd

July 31st

Visitacion Valley Elementary (Springboard)

June 2nd

July 7th

James Denman Middle ESY and Step Up

June 2nd

July 7th

James Lick (Pathway to Teaching)

June 6th

July 15th

Buena Vista Horace Mann (Pathways to Teaching)

June 6th

July 15th

A.P. Giannini Middle School (Step Up)

June 2&3

 

Aptos Middle (Step Up)

June 6 & 10

 

Everett Middle School (Step Up)

June 6 & 7

 

Francisco Middle (Step Up)

June 2 & 3

 

Herbert Hoover Middle (Step Up)

June 2 & 3

 

Presidio Middle School (Step Up)

Pick up on June 6, 7, 8 9, 10

 

Willie Brown Middle (Step Up)

June 2 & 3

 

Abraham Lincoln High School ESY

June 7th

July 14th

Balboa ESY & SAIL & Summerbridge & Geometry

June 6

July 14th

Galileo ESY

June 8

July 15th

John O'Connell (Credit Recovery)

June 6

July 15th

555 Franklin

June 2

July 31st

834 Toland Ave

June 2

July 31st

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. Participating in testing for COVID-19 helps us to support students and school staff to know when to isolate if they test positive for COVID-19. Getting tested for COVID-19 when your child is identified as a close contact may allow them to return to school sooner if they test negative. 

There are multiple ways that SFUSD is providing COVID-19 testing to students, staff, and families. 

Where to Test Test Type Test Results Registration How to Get Tested
Take-home; Self-swab kits available for pick up/drop off at school sites Molecular test* via Color
  • Available in 1-4 days
  • Results will be sent to the email address and phone number used to register

Register for a Color account

Contact Color at 844-352-6567 for help

  • Steps and instructions for using the take-home/self-swab kit
  • Pick up instructions: Students and families can pick up self-swab kits at any school site, any mobile testing site, or any central office drop-off location
  • Drop off instructions: Samples are collected daily at each SFUSD sponsored summer school sites, or centrally at 555 Franklin or 834 Toland Ave. 
On-site mobile testing Rapid antigen test via Safer Together
  • Available in about 30 min. to 1 hour
  • Results will be sent to the email and phone number used to register
Register to get results, no appointments necessary

Locations and dates of testing sites

Take-home test kits done at home Rapid antigen test
  • View the test's instructions
n/a

Test kits were distributed to students at their school sites as a one-time distribution 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. 

If students or staff become symptomatic while on campus, or are identified as close contacts, all school sites have unmonitored self-swab Color kits that can be used and dropped off at any of the following: (1) SFUSD summer school sites before 10 a.m., (2) at a Central Office location either 555 Franklin or 834 Toland 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

Students and staff with COVID-19 symptoms before school should not come onto school campus. 

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

You can also access testing at locations throughout San Francisco, which includes your primary health care provider and community and public testing sites. 

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 you or your student has COVID-19 symptoms, stay at home and do not go to school until you receive a negative test result. Symptoms include: fever greater than 100.4° F, chills, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, headache, new loss of smell or taste, nausea/vomiting, diarrhea, body aches, or fatigue. Find COVID-19 testing options for symptomatic students.

If the test is positive, report the result to your school as soon as possible.

Learn more about isolation and quarantine guidelines.

COVID-19 Testing Locations and Dates

View options for on-site rapid antigen testing.

This page was last updated on June 22, 2022