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COVID Testing

MBUSD has launched an important, free, voluntary school-based COVID testing program for our students and staff to provide safe and healthy classrooms and campuses. 

Regular voluntary COVID testing helps us to identify cases proactively and early and allows us to prevent further infection by isolating people with positive diagnoses and alerting close contacts to possible exposure. 

If a student or staff is not already enrolled in our free weekly on-campus COVID testing program, we encourage you to provide your consent to participate by completing the registration form here - you only need to fill it out once. Learn more about BCHD's vaccination program here.

Our testing program takes place on campus and is supervised by nurses provided by the Malibu Medical Clinic. Participants can self-swab if they wish, or, if they need assistance, the nurses can administer the nasal swab. Nasal swabs are taken from the area just below the bridge of the nose, and, while participants’ eyes may water a bit, they typically experience no pain and very little discomfort. Upon request, participants can provide a saliva sample rather than a nasal sample.

There are many important steps we can take to mitigate the spread of COVID in our schools and community, such as wearing a mask, completing your student’s daily RUVNA screener, staying home when ill, and washing hands regularly, but we believe that regular testing is also a very important tool in this process, and we hope that your student will participate. 

Participating students will automatically be scheduled to be tested every week on an ongoing basis, and all individual results will be emailed directly to the staff or parent email address submitted during the registration process in addition to being shared with the school district. 

Once enrolled, if you have questions or need assistance you can ask your site administrator, or you can send an email to

In addition to participating in testing, we continue to encourage vaccination when possible, as vaccination is by far the most effective tool we have to ensure a safe school environment.

Again, whether a staff member or student is vaccinated or not, we urge you to enroll in the MBUSD COVID testing program. Thank you for your continuing efforts to create a safe environment for our community.





Mira Costa High School

2:00 – 5:00

Pacific Elementary

8:00 – 11:10





Pennekamp Elementary

8:30 – 11:10

Robinson Elementary

8:30 – 11:10

Meadows Elementary

8:30 – 11:10






8:00 – 3:00

MB Preschool

8:30 – 11:10

Grand View Elementary

8:30 – 11:10

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