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  • End of COVID-19 Surveillance Testing at Atlanta Public Schools (as of August 1, 2023)

    For the 2023 – 2024 school year, COVID-19 rapid antigen surveillance testing will no longer be available at APS schools or buildings. This also means that APS staff will no longer be required to participate in weekly COVID-19 testing.


    COVID-19 Self-Reporting and Isolation

    As of March 6, 2024, students and staff who test positive for COVID-19 may return to normal activities once the following conditions are met: 

    1. Your symptoms have improved overall, and 
    2. You have not had a fever (without using fever-reducing medication). 

    Students and staff who test positive should submit a self-report form to alert their school/workplace of their positive results via the following links: 


    COVID-19 Over-the-counter (At-home) test kits will be available at APS schools and buildings as part of the Georgia ELC Reopening Schools Program

    • Over-the-counter test kits are available to distribute to all APS schools.
    • Test kits can be distributed to APS staff, students, and their families. 
    • Please ask your school nurse or designated person to request at-home test kits.
    • Additional at-home test kits may be distributed in situations where clusters or increased cases are identified in a classroom or school setting.
    • Expiration Dates: OTC Kits
      • Expiration dates have been extended by the FDA for multiple OTC COVID-19 test-kits, included BinaxNOW. This extension was granted after continued product testing.
      • To locate the new expiration date for your test kits, 
        • Locate the Lot # on your OTC covid-19 test kit. 
        • Click this LINK or scan this QR code Expiration Date Extension
        • Locate your lot # on the document. The new expiration date will be located to the right.



    COVID-19 Community Testing Sites

    Individuals may find alternative testing through their healthcare provider, pharmacies such as CVS and Walgreens, and urgent care.

    No-Cost COVID-19 test sites can be found here: No-Cost COVID-19 Testing​ Locator (CDC Website)

    These locations require insurance (private or state) or payment: 

    1. Viral Solutions Drive-Thru Urgent Care: Drive-Thru Urgent Care
      • Diagnostic testing available for COVID-19, RSV, Strep, and Flu. Other services also available. 
    2. APS Care Centers:
      • Diagnostic testing for respiratory illnesses may be available. Please call the center to check availability.