Pre-K - 12 Resources

New York State recognizes that keeping pre-kindergarten through grade 12 schools open for in-person instruction is critical to student health, well-being, academic success, and social functioning and we are committed to prioritizing in-person learning while adhering to layered mitigation strategies including vaccination, the appropriate use of face masks based on the COVID-19 risk in your community, and implementing screening testing and/or viral testing to monitor transmission and inform local public health actions to prevent outbreaks. Thank you to all who work to keep school communities safe.


Pre-K - 12 Resources


Guidance for Schools

Testing Resources for Schools

Please visit the CDC Guidance for COVID-19 Prevention in K-12 Schools which provides a list of federal resources to support testing for the school population.

New York City Testing Resources
  • NYC Public schools with questions about school testing resources - contact NYCDOE
  • NYC private schools with questions about school testing resources - contact  [email protected]
  • NYC charter schools with questions about school testing resources - submit a ticket through the NYC DOE Charter Office Help Desk


Schools wishing to purchase COVID-19 tests may consult the United States Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) list of emergency use authorized COVID-19 tests here: In Vitro Diagnostics EUAs - Antigen Diagnostic Tests for SARS-CoV-2 | FDA. The FDA has requirements for repeat testing using antigen tests.  Please see these Frequently Asked Questions about the serial testing.