Santa Cruz COE COVID-19 Testing For School Community
5 Testing Locations are available for All Students, Staff, and Families
Testing is Available in Aptos, Ben Lomond, Santa Cruz and Watsonville
Summer Hours Below- effective June 6, 2022
Please note* All sites will be closed July 2- 4, 2022 in observance of Independence Day
If you test on Friday July 1, 2022, results will be available Saturday July 2, 2022
Cabrillo College (Park & Walk Up) - Cabrillo, Parking Lot K, Aptos
Monday - Friday: 9 – 4 pm
Saturdays: 9 – 2 pm
San Lorenzo Valley District Office (Park & Walk Up) - 325 Marion Ave, Ben Lomond
Mondays and Wednesdays: 1– 4 pm
Santa Cruz County Office of Education (Drive-Thru) - 399 Encinal St, Santa Cruz
Monday - Friday: 9– 4 pm
Saturdays: 9– 2 pm
Pajaro Valley Unified School District (Drive-Thru) - 294 Green Valley Rd, Watsonville
Monday - Friday: 9 – 4 pm
Salud Para La Gente (Park & Walk Up), 204 E Beach St. Watsonville
Monday - Friday: 9- 4 pm
Saturdays: 9– 2 pm
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. Students who participate will be eligible for Modified Quarantine if they are exposed to a positive case at school. This will allow them to stay in school during the quarantine period.
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 email@example.com.
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 COVIDProtocols@santacruzcoe.org.
Here is the latest on the status of our major testing initiatives:
Weekly on-site PCR testing: Most schools in our county will be offering PCR testing on-site to all students who opt-in. In cases where students may have been exposed to someone with COVID-19, the testing is offered twice weekly. We have created a frequently asked questions (FAQ) to provide more clarity about the program.
Drive-through PCR testing: 2 outdoor drive-through PCR testing sites are now open to the entire community. These sites are available for symptomatic and asymptomatic individuals, and most test results are returned within 24-hours — comparatively, faster than most alternatives. Those needing a test simply need to fill out the registration one time at http://sccoe.link/inspiresc and this generates a QR code. You may go to any site. No appointment is necessary. If you misplace your QR code, the onsite technicians will be able to help you and you may still test.
Santa Cruz County Office of Education parking lot, 399 Encinal St, Santa Cruz
PVUSD District Office parking lot, 294 Green Valley Rd., Watsonville
Park & Walk Up Testing Locations:
Cabrillo College in Aptos, Parking Lot K, 6500 Soquel Ave., Aptos
San Lorenzo Valley District Office parking lot, 325 Marion Ave, Ben Lomond
Salud Para La Gente, 204 E Beach St. Watsonville
Rapid-response antigen testing: Hundreds of school staff from across the county have been trained to administer rapid-response antigen testing to provide an additional layer of surveillance in cases of on-campus exposure.
Directions for using Home Antigen Tests can be found here
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 firstname.lastname@example.org