State to Deploy Up to Three Million COVID-19 Antigen Tests to Schools

Governor Gavin Newsom and State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond on Thursday announced a new partnership between the California COVID-19 Testing Task Force and the California Department of Education (CDE) to deploy up to three million rapid COVID-19 antigen tests at no cost to support the safe return to in-person instruction for staff and students. The antigen tests are anticipated to be delivered to school districts in regions hardest hit by the pandemic and serve greater numbers of high-risk students and families.

Additional information from the Governor’s Office is available here.