Preparing For Your COVID-19 Test
Step #1: Select a Testing Location
Santa Cruz County Office of Education Annex (399 Encinal Street, Santa Cruz - See map below)
Cabrillo College Main Campus Parking Lot K (6500 Soquel Drive, Aptos - See map below)
Pajaro Valley Unified School District Office (294 Green Valley Road, Watsonville - See map below)
Step #2: Register for Inspire Testing Lab
You will only need to register once. Each individual wanting to test will need to register.
Students and staff will need to select their school district and school site on the left side of the panel. All parents and families will use the family member registration.
After registering, you will be sent a QR code via email and text message. Please save this QR Code. Every time you would like to test, you will need to show this QR code. Please have it accessible when you arrive at the testing site.
Step #3: Arriving at the Testing Site
All COVID-19 tests are nasal swab PCR tests administered by a trained professional. You can request to self-swab.
All testing locations are drive thru.
Please have your individual QR code from step #2 ready when you arrive. The QR code was emailed and texted to you. You will need this QR code every time you test. You are able to test at any location with the QR code.
Step #4: Wait for Test Results
You will receive an email and text message informing you that your COVID-19 test result is available to view. Test results will be available within usually within 24 hours.