Throughout the pandemic, AUSD has provided a robust COVID-19 testing program to
students and staff. That testing has included regular background PCR testing for students in grades K-6, free drop-in PCR testing at campuses across the school district, and PCR testing in response to positive cases.
Because public health authorities no longer recommend broad testing for asymptomatic students, AUSD will discontinue its background testing program. Rapid antigen tests, however, will be provided when there is a positive case in a classroom.
In addition, National Labs will continue to provide free testing to students, staff, and community members at Alameda High School and in the Lum Elementary School parking lot. (Details below.)