Local educational agencies interested in rapid antigen tests from the federal government to support in-person learning are invited to take a weekly intake survey developed by the New Jersey Department of Health, according to a memo from the New Jersey Department of Education.

LEAs serving communities of high social vulnerability will be prioritized for this resource, and LEAs must be able to put these tests to immediate use. LEAs interested in participating must have the following:

  • Clinical laboratory improvement amendments waiver. (The application for the CLIA is online. Review and approvals are typically completed within 72 hours of receipt by the NJDOH.)
  • Staffing capacity to administer the tests.
  • Ability to report test results.

After reviewing the NJDOH Frequently Asked Question document in its entirety, interested LEAs should complete the intake survey.

Survey requests will be reviewed each Friday by noon for consideration for the following week’s federal distribution request. Submission of this survey does not guarantee allocation.

Questions may be referred to COVID.schooltesting@doh.nj.gov.

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