Comprehensive COVID-19 Testing Strategy

  • In an effort to mitigate COVID-19 in our schools and community, Atlanta Public Schools (APS) has adopted a Comprehensive COVID-19 Testing Strategy in collaboration with public health officials, community partners, universities, and healthcare organizations.

    This strategy works with our school-based APS Care Centers and community resources to provide testing for the following groups:

    • Students, teachers, and staff with symptoms identified through the health screening protocols
    • Students, teachers, and staff who have had contact with someone with COVID-19 in the school or workplace
    • All students, faculty, and staff with possible exposure in the context of outbreak settings
    • PLUS surveillance testing for individuals who are asymptomatic. Learn more about surveillance testing HERE


    Where to Get Free Testing:

    As part of our testing strategy, we have developed cluster-based testing options (Jackson, South Atlanta, Washington, and Mays) at our APS Care Centers for students and staff at the following school-based locations and times:

    • Dobbs Elementary - 2025 Jonesboro Rd SE, 404-341-6686
      Testing open to APS Students/Staff/Community
      M - F  |  8am - 5pm  |  No appointment required

    • Hollis Innovation Academy - 225 Griffin St. NW, 404-481-3794
      Testing open to all APS Students/Siblings/Staff/Parents
      T, Th, F  |  8am - 3pm  |   No Appointment required

    • King Middle - 545 Hill St. SE, 404-373-6614
      Testing open to APS Students/Staff
      T, Th  |  8am - 5pm  |  Appointment required

    • Miles Elementary - 4215 Bakers Ferry Rd. SW, 678-791-1165
      Testing open to APS Staff/Siblings/Staff/Parents
      Monday  |  8am - 3pm  |  No Appointment required

    • Toomer Elementary - 65 Rogers St. NE, 404-373-6614
      Testing open to APS Students/Staff
      T, Th  |  8am - 5pm  |  Appointment required