K-12 Testing Program Data
The Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH), in partnership with Concentric by Ginkgo Bioworks (Ginkgo), is offering COVID-19 testing services at no cost to all K-12 Schools across the Commonwealth, with the exception of schools within Philadelphia county, for the entire 2021-2022 school year. A list of schools that submitted a
Statement of Assurances form, indicating interest in the testing program, is available below and will be updated each week on Wednesday.
List of schools that submitted a Statement of Assurances form expressing interest in the K – 12 testing program
|Total schools Testing||172|
|Total schools Onboarding||277|
|Total schools in the Program (Testing & Onboarding)||449|
The following information is reported to the Department of Health by all schools actively testing in the K -12 program. This represents aggregate level program data and is updated each week on Wednesday. Source: Internal monitoring dashboard as of 8:00 am on 11/24/2021.
|Positive Cases (All test types)||Tests Conducted: Pooled||Tests Conducted: PCR||Tests Conducted: Antigen||Average Swabs per Test v2||Total Swabs||Approximate number of people tested||Average Turnaround Time in Hours|
Note: The testing program data only represents those schools that have opted in to testing. There is an onboarding process once a school submits a Statement of Assurances which can take several weeks to complete. This onboarding process includes developing a school and site specific testing plan, communicating the plan with the school community, staff training and ensuring individual consent is received and documented for participants. Additionally, any conclusions from these data should account for the unique testing plan for each school, varying levels of consenting participants, and type of testing among other factors.
More information on the K – 12 testing program is available