COVID-19 testing for students, faculty, and staff in K–12 schools

A screening program to help limit the risk of outbreaks in school









Thermo Fisher ScientificReadyCheckGo Testing Program: How it works




Onboarding and registration: Smooth registration for families, students, and teachers through our user-friendly interface


Training access: Intuitive staff training, communications, and FAQs




Ready-to-use materials and test kits: Test kits, prepaid return shipping materials, and signage for on-site efforts are shipped straight to schools


Fast and easy sample collection: Simple method for collecting swabbed samples from students



Pack and ship samples: Seamless prescheduled courier service will pick up collected samples in biohazard bags at a predetermined time


Quick results: Digital access to results in 12–48 hours for families, district directors and school leads via HIPAA compliant portal




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Easy and ready-to-use coronavirus sample collection supplies

Collecting samples is easy for any age



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Simplified coronavirus testing for K–12 students and staff

Here are answers to the most frequently asked questions (FAQs) about the program.



If teachers and school staff are vaccinated, do they still need to be tested?


It depends on the requirements of the district, but we recommend that everyone be tested. While vaccinated people have a much lower risk…


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How does the actual coronavirus testing process work?


We provide schools with nasal swabs that make it easy and more comfortable for students to collect their own samples. With supervision,…


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Why do we need to test everyone? Shouldn’t we just test those who have symptoms?


Bringing kids back into schools and maintaining a healthy classroom is our top priority, which is why we recommend testing everyone. According to…


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What type of coronavirus test will be used?


The ReadyCheckGo program uses PCR testing technology—considered the “gold standard” and most accurate type of test by COVID-19 testing…


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When schools implement testing combined with prevention strategies, they can detect new cases to prevent outbreaks, reduce the risk of further transmission, and protect students, teachers, and staff from COVID-19.

Source: CDC Operational Strategy for K–12 Schools