Highline will offer point-of-care COVID testing through April 2023. Beginning May 2023, COVID testing will be available through take-home test kits and community test sites only.
About Highline COVID Testing
Highline Public Schools offers all students and staff opportunities for COVID testing. Tests can be observed and reported by trained personnel 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 health clinics (as supplies and availability of trained personnel allow.) All sites may request a supply of take-home rapid tests to offer to families. Highline will continue offering take-home tests while supplies last.
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
Community Testing Resources
At-Home COVID 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. You can also order at-home tests for free on covidtests.gov or on the USPS website.
Guidance and Tutorials
For guidance on self-testing, please watch the iHealth COVID test tutorial or visit the King County COVID-19 Self-Testing page.
At-home rapid test kits will also be available for pickup from the centralized test sites.
Frequently Asked Questions
Find more health and safety frequently asked questions on our Health & Safety webpage. Don't see an answer to your question? Contact the communications department.
Contact our COVID response team by email.