Free COVID-19 School Testing Programs For Colorado Schools

Last updated on May 9, 2022.

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The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment is providing all K-12 Colorado schools (public, private, charter, and tribal) with FREE and voluntary COVID-19 testing for the 2021-22 school year. Schools may choose to participate in any or all program options. This extra layer of COVID-19 prevention will allow Colorado schools to detect infections early and get ahead of outbreaks, including asymptomatic spread, helping students to safely continue in-person learning.


Weekly in-school rapid antigen tests for students and staff.


Test at home and report negative results to stay in school after COVID-19 exposure.


Bulk rapid antigen testing supply for Pre-K-12 schools to administer at school by a trained tester.


Over the counter rapid tests for K-12 schools and essential services to distribute to their community for at-home use.

Over-the-counter and point-of-care testing options are available for summer schools and summer camps.