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%


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.

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