Free school-based COVID testing program for our students and staff to provide safe and healthy classrooms and campuses
MBUSD has launched a free 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. 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. 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.
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@example.com.
Please note that on-site testing is only open to registered staff and students who work at or attend the school site where testing is being provided.
There are several options available to school staff and students to meet close contact testing requirements:
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CVS Pharmacy—Hermosa Beach (155 Pacific Coast Highway, Hermosa Beach)
CVS Pharmacy—Hermosa Beach (4235 Pacific Coast Highway, Hermosa Beach)
Same Day Health—Manhattan Beach (2407 N Sepulveda Blvd, Manhattan Beach CA 90266)
Exer Urgent Care—Manhattan Beach (3215 N Sepulveda Blvd, Manhattan Beach)
CVS Pharmacy—Redondo Beach (316 Pacific Coast Highway, Redondo Beach)
Same Day Health—Redondo Beach (401 S Pacific Coast Highway, Redondo Beach CA 90277)
UCLA Health Redondo Beach Primary & Specialty Care (514 N Prospect Ave, Unit 103, Redondo Beach)
Exer Urgent Care—Redondo Beach (725 S Pacific Coast Highway, Redondo Beach)
Walgreens—Redondo Beach (2321 Hawthorne Blvd, Redondo Beach)
Testing Requirements for Positive Cases and Close Contacts
In order to be able to continue to attend or return after day 5 -
Importantly, we recommend PCR testing for initial diagnosis (surveillance and close contact testing) and antigen testing for individuals who have previously tested positive and are testing in order to return on Day 5. Antigen tests are a better indicator than the infectious period has passed than the more sensitive PCR tests that can detect non-contagious levels of the virus long after the individual has recovered.
While we always recommend lab-verified or supervised tests, if an individual must submit an over-the-counter test, it needs to be an FDA-authorized test, and:
Types of COVID-19 Tests