COVID-19 In-school Testing Program Results

Mandatory in-school testing is part of the Department of Education’s comprehensive effort to keep school communities healthy and safe, and ensure our school buildings remain open. Find citywide and borough-wide testing data below, as well as information for specific schools.

School Results

Find a school name to see the testing details for that school.

Cumulative Testing Summary Citywide 

  • Date Range: 10/9 through 11/22
Citywide Total Students Staff
Schools Visited 4,443 NA NA
Tests Conducted 159,842 59,020 100,803
Total Positive Tests Identified 453 163 290
Survey testing Positivity Rate 0.28% NA NA

Cumulative Testing Summary by Borough

  • Date Range: 10/9 through 11/22
  • Note: testing data includes both students and school-based staff
Borough Total Tests Conducted Total Positives Identified Number of tests processed Positivity Rate
The Bronx 28,625 84 28,622 0.30%
Brooklyn 43,449 147 43,442 0.34%
Manhattan 25,240 42 25,236 0.17%
Queens 53,311 139 53,294 0.26%
Staten Island 9,199 31 9,196 0.34%
Citywide 159,824 446 159,790 0.28%

About

The COVID-19 mandatory in-school testing program began on October 9, 2020 and will continue throughout the school year. Our testing partners will visit each district school, one day every month, and test a randomly selected group of staff and students from grades 1-12. The number of people tested depends on the size of the school, but consists of 10-20% of a school’s population each month, students and staff included. This random mandatory monthly in-school testing program is separate and in addition to the State’s required weekly testing in Yellow Zone schools.

This testing initiative is organized by our partners at NYC Health + Hospitals, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH), and the NYC Test & Trace Corps.

FAQs for Testing

My child was tested as part of the NYC Public School random surveillance COVID-19 testing program, what should I expect now?

  • Most test results will be available within 48-72 hours after a test.
  • Test results will ONLY be made available to patients or their parent/guardian.
  • Depending on the lab that performed your test, you will receive either a phone call, text or email.
  • Check to see what lab performed your test on this spreadsheet.

48-72 hours have passed since my test. How will I learn my test result?

If you were tested by:

BioReference Laboratories

  • All patients that provided contact info to the school to share with the testing lab will receive an email with their result information 
  • Staff ONLY can also access their result, when it becomes available, through the BioReference portal after the staff member creates a confidential personal profile accessible here [https://www.bioreference.com/patient-portal/]
  • If a patient does not receive results notification within 72 hours, please email patientportal@bioreference.com
  • Parents or guardians of students tested can contact BioReference directly at 1 (888) 279 - 0967, and should mention they are calling in reference to NYC schools testing program 
    • When contacting the lab, please have the following information available:
      • Patient Name, Patient Date of Birth, Date testing occurred

Fulgent Genetics

  • All patients that provided contact info to the testing lab will receive an email or text directing them how to access their results from Healthvana, a healthcare communications service 
  • If a patient does not receive results within 72 hours, please email backtoschool@fulgentgenetics.com or call (626) 350 - 0537 between hours of 9:30am – 8pm 
    • When contacting the lab, please have the following information available:
      • Patient Name, Patient Date of Birth, Date and location where testing occurred

SOMOS Community Care

  • All patients that provided contact info to the testing lab will receive an email with their result information from BioReference Laboratories (the lab processing the tests on behalf of SOMOS) AND a phone call from SOMOS Community Care
  • If a patient is not contacted within 72 hours, please visit http://www.somosny.com/ anytime or call 833 - SOMOSNY between hours of 8:00am to 8:00pm Monday – Friday
    • When contacting the lab, please have the following information available:
      • Patient Name, Patient Date of Birth, Date testing occurred

I tried contacting the lab and couldn’t learn my result, now what?

  • Please contact the NYC Public School COVID-19 Testing result hotline at (646) 614-3028 . When you call, please have the following information available:
    • Lab that performed testing
    • Date and location testing occurred
    • Patient name and date of birth
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