Highline Public Schools offers all students and staff opportunities for COVID testing. Tests can be observed and reported by trained personnel (admin, nurses, and the COVID Response Team) at school sites.
Highline Public Schools receives COVID tests from partners contracted through the state and will follow all requirements that come from the Department of Health for these tests, including the collection of appropriate patient/parent/guardian consent. Testing is always voluntary.
Covid testing will be available for symptomatic students in care spaces and after a potential group exposure. All sites will be able to request a supply of take-home rapid tests to offer to families.
We will not prioritize screening testing in the 2022-23 school year.
Close contact tracing is no longer required by the Department of Health, so the Test to Stay program will not be offered.
2022-23 Centralized COVID Test Sites
Highline COVID Response Team will offer COVID testing on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:00-4:15 p.m. at the following locations:
Woodside Site: 18367 8th Ave S, Des Moines, WA 98148
Evergreen High School: 830 SW 116th St, Seattle, WA 98146
PCR and rapid antigen testing will be available to students, staff, and household members. PCR tests require patient insurance information. If individuals do not have insurance or do not wish to provide it, they can attest to having no insurance and move forward with a PCR test. If you do not provide your insurance information OR do not attest to not having insurance, you will be offered a rapid antigen test in lieu of a PCR test.
Free COVID At-Home Tests
Free at-home COVID-19 test kits are available to Washington residents from the Washington Department of Health and can be ordered through the Say Yes! To Covid Test website.
At-home rapid test kits will also be available for pickup from the centralized test sites.