Safely Opening Schools

Safely Opening Schools (SOS) works to disseminate  the use of COVID-19 testing, especially, rapid antigen testing, to prevent the spread of  COVID-19 in schools and help schools stay open.

New at SOS 

SOS COVID Home Testing Campaign 

We’re thrilled to share our new COVID Home Testing campaign resources with parents & schools to help make home testing distribution more effective. This week we will be attending the California School Board Association’s Annual Education Conference in San Diego to share all our new resources with friends, allies, and fellow education advocates ! Working together, we can keep our communities healthy and happy through the holidays and beyond. Visit our new Home Testing Campaign page to take advantage of our new school toolkit, posters, and videos. Additional translations and videos are coming! 

Our Latest School Bulletin

The Safely Opening Schools team has prepared many new resources for use upon return to school and testing. If you are enrolled in the California K-12 School Antigen Testing Program, please visit the California Department of Public Health Bulletin. If you are enrolled in the Los Angeles County Heluna Health Rapid Antigen Testing Program, please visit the Los Angeles County Bulletin.

Tools for Schools

Safely Opening Schools partners with the California Department of Public Health to support the rollout of school-based rapid antigen testing across the state. We provide technical assistance to school districts about how to set up school COVID-19 testing programs and work with school communities to incentivize consents for broad support for on-site COVID-19 testing. Read more here.

Vaccine Policy Brief

Schools are safe to attend, but the pandemic is not over. We need to continue to keep schools as safe as possible for students and education workers. COVID-19 is a resilient virus, consistently mutating into new variants like Delta and Omicron. Read more here.

Updates from SOS

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News and Updates

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About the Pilot

Implemented as an eight-week pilot, SOS promoted rapid antigen testing twice weekly in 10 California elementary and middle schools committed to reopening safely during the Spring of 2021.

Easy, Fast & Reliable Testing

Rapid antigen testing for COVID-19 is easy to use, can be administered onsite by trained non-medical district staff, and provides results within 15 minutes.

Tools for Schools

Visit our Tools for Schools page for materials and resources to share with your school community to promote masking, testing, and vaccination. 

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Safely Opening Schools is a project of the Public Health Institute, (PHI) PHI has been a leader in public health and development for over 50 years. PHI is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with a vision of creating healthy communities where individuals reach their highest potential. Safely Opening Schools is part of PHIs Prevention Policy Group, which works on policy approaches involved in safely opening public schools after Covid-19.