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COVID-19 Rapid Testing (for students and staff)

Updated: June 6, 2022

 
  • NOTE IMPORTANT FUNDING CHANGES - Scroll down to read about importanting funding changes to testing.

 

The Monterey Peninsula Unified School District proudly offers rapid Covid testing for students and staff.

 
  • Summer Hours: Mondays - Fridays from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Parental Consent: Students under the age of 18 must have parental consent.
  • Pre-Registration: Complete the online form at the.mpusd.net/rapidtest.

 

IMPORTANT FUNDING CHANGES TO COVID-19 TESTING (Posted March 25, 2022)

 

     
 
Important Funding Changes to MPUSD COVID-19 Testing Center
 
MPUSD Community,

This week, we have been notified from our partners Heal 360, that the federal Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Funding for uninsured participants has stopped funding for COVID-19 testing effective March 22, 2022, and for COVID-19 vaccinations effective April 5, 2022, due to insufficient funding. For reference, approximately 90 percent of COVID testing centers across the country are being closed due to these changes.

Effective Monday, March 28, this will have an impact on MPUSD’s COVID-19 testing center for participants. The testing center located at our Cabrillo Family Resource Center/Monterey Adult School at 1295 La Salle Avenue in Seaside, CA, will continue its regular days/hours of operation (Spring Break hours - Tuesday - Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Monday and Saturday - 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.); however the following changes will be made:

Insured Participants
For those visitors who have health insurance, please bring your health insurance card or information to the testing center. Your health insurance will be processed for testing. You may also re-register with Heal 360 and input your health insurance into the system to expedite the process when you arrive at the testing center.

Uninsured Participants
For those visitors who do not have health insurance, the following charges will apply:

  • $55 for PCR test
  • $55 for Rapid Antigen test
  • $100 for both tests
 
County of Monterey Free Testing Site
Our partner at the County of Monterey will continue to offer free COVID-19 testing at the Salvation Army located at 1491 Contra Costa in Seaside. Information may be found here.

We realize this may be a hardship for many of our families. MPUSD still has home test kits available upon request should you choose that option. For MPUSD employees who are required by the state to test weekly, the Human Resources department will follow-up with you under separate communications.

Thank you for your continued support of MPUSD and our schools as we continue to navigate the challenges of coming out of the pandemic.