Santa Cruz COE COVID-19 Testing For School Community


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Testing Locations are available for all Students, Staff, Families & Residents 

Testing is Available in Aptos, Davenport and Watsonville

Please note: Beginning Nov. 1, 2023 Inspire will bill medical insurance providers

Schools and Districts are working diligently, to keep students and staff safe and our classrooms open. Testing is one layer in a multi-layered approach to COVID-19 prevention, in addition to other key measures such as vaccination, mask-wearing, improved ventilation, physical distancing, and respiratory and hand hygiene. We are partnering with Inspire Diagnostics to administer school-based testing using the PCR and antigen test. This testing is optional for students. 

For questions about your test results, please contact Inspire Diagnostics by voice or text Monday-Friday 8:30AM-5:00PM at (949) 539-6732 or email at

For questions regarding Covid-19 protocols in the K-12 school setting, please call Monday-Friday 8:30AM-5:00PM at (831) 466-5904 or email at

Here is the latest on the status of our major testing initiatives:

The level of inter-district coordination involved in these initiatives is difficult to overstate, and we understand to be unusual in our state, even under the current circumstances. Inspire Diagnostics, our primary testing partner, has our gratitude for enabling this level of testing in our schools. And above all else, our persistent focus on increasing testing capacity across Santa Cruz County reflects our foundational commitment: ensuring our students are healthy, and our classrooms remain open. For questions regarding Covid-19 test results, please contact Inspire Diagnostics at (949) 539-6732

Should you receive a bill or have a question about explanation of benefits, please contact: Inspire's Billing Department at (949) 539-6732. Or email at