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COVID-19 Testing

Free school-based COVID testing 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. Additionally, COVID testing in compliance with Los Angeles County Public Health Department (LACDPH) helps us to keep students safe, healthy, and able to attend school. 

If a student or staff member 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. 

Our testing program takes place on campus and is supervised by nurses provided by the Malibu Medical Group. Participants can self-swab if they wish, or, if they need assistance, nurses can administer the nasal swab. Participating registered students will be able to test 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 [email protected]. 

Please note that on-site testing is only open to registered staff and students.

PCR and Rapid Antigen testing will be available to all students and staff and will be conducted by Malibu Medical Group according to the following schedule:

  • Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Mira Costa High School (at the west end of the football field/Waller Stadium)

  • Wednesdays from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Manhattan Beach Middle School

At both sites on all three days, the test site is open to all staff and students enrolled at that campus throughout the window and open to students from other school sites after 3 p.m. This means elementary and preschool students may visit the testing sites.

Staff and students may test with an outside organization or may test using an at-home over-the-counter test. If you are a staff member and are required to provide test results, click here to submit your results. For students, results should be submitted according to your school site's direction for test submission.

In order to participate in on-site testing through Malibu Medical Group, individuals need to be registered in advance (by the Sunday preceding the date on which the first test is desired); registration only needs to be done once and can be done using this form

Click here for other testing locations 

If you or anyone you know are looking for free testing sites, LA County DPH and the LA County Office of Education are offering three opportunities just after the New Year.