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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 Testing172
Total schools Onboarding277
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.

Ginkgo COVID-19 K-12 School Testing Program, cumulative statistics* ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​
Positive Cases (All test types)Tests Conducted: PooledTests Conducted: PCRTests Conducted: AntigenAverage Swabs per Test v2Total SwabsApproximate number of people testedAverage Turnaround Time in Hours
327
449815944617
7.9779902178746142096
4209617.5635177317106
​*The Ginkgo testing program resulted the first COVID-19 tests in September 2021 ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​

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 here.