StrongSchoolsNC Sign up for COVID-19 testing at school today! Version en Español Free, school-based testing for COVID-19 is an important layer of protection to keep our children in the classroom. Testing in schools helps us quickly detect COVID-19 and reduce the risk of further spread. And providing testing at school ensures every student has easy and convenient access to testing services. That’s why the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) is partnering with local school districts, charter schools and private schools to ensure every North Carolina school has the resources it needs to have a strong COVID-19 testing program. NCDHHS is providing access to testing supplies and trained staff, in addition to funds for public schools to hire additional school nursing staff to help keep our students healthy. Every school in North Carolina is strongly encouraged to offer COVID-19 testing. To learn more about your school’s COVID-19 testing program, please contact your school office or check to see if your school is participating in the StrongSchoolsNC testing program. Frequently Asked Questions Check if Your School is Offering COVID-19 Testing Resources for Schools Communications Toolkit Top Actions to Keep Our Students in the Classroom TEST Sign up for COVID-19 testing at school today! Enroll your child in your school’s COVID-19 testing program. Easy, convenient, and dependable, school testing is an important tool to detect the virus early and slow its spread. VAX Don’t wait to vaccinate! COVID-19 vaccines are available to everyone 5 and older. Find a vaccine location near you at MySpot.nc.gov. Though universal masking in schools is no longer recommended by NCDHHS, some students/staff may choose to wear a mask for an extra layer of protection against the spread of COVID-19.