Negative Covid Tests Required For DC School Students & Staff

Mayor Bowser and DC Schools chancellor announced Wednesday that staff and students of DC schools must test negative for Covid before returning to the classroom on January 5th.

Students and staff at D.C. public schools must now show proof of a negative COVID-19 test before they head back to classrooms on Jan. 5.  DC Schools chancellor Lewis Ferebee says the free rapid antigen tests will be available to pick up at any DCPS school next Monday and Tuesday.  Mayor Bowser urged parents to get their school aged children vaccinated.  Families are asked to test their children on Tuesday, Jan. 4, and upload the results — either a photo or PDF, along with contact information — to by 4 p.m. Officials says tests administered before Tuesday will not be accepted.