Staff Testing

SFUSD has reached an agreement with California-based Curative, Inc. that will provide access to screening testing services for the staff of the District’s public schools.

Who pays for the tests?

Curative will bill each employees’ insurance provider directly. This provides a low-cost or no-cost option for districts for processing the test results.

How much do the tests cost?

The test varies in cost because it is based on each insurance carrier's COVID-19 testing reimbursement rate. On average, the test is approximately $120.

How will testing be administered?

Testing kits will be provided to participating districts. Designated staff will be trained by Curative Labs to serve as “proctors” for the test.

How quickly will staff receive results?

Electronic results will be delivered via email and text within 48 hours of the lab receiving the test kit.

What is the accuracy rate of the tests?

Curative indicates that its tests have an accuracy rate of approximately 90 percent.

How will privacy be protected?

Curative is committed to protecting patient privacy and has implemented security and privacy programs overseen by dedicated HIPAA Security and Privacy Officers. Curative’s Privacy Policy describes what information Curative gathers from patients, how it is used and how it is protected. School district are also required to meet Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act (HIPPA) standards. HIPPA establishes federal standards to prevent fraud, insurance abuse and electronic information processing protections.