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DC Public Schools Remind Families to Take and Submit COVID-19 Tests Before Returning from Thanksgiving Break

Tuesday, November 22, 2022

(WASHINGTON, DC) – Today, DC Public Schools (DCPS) Chancellor Lewis Ferebee reminded DCPS families that all students and staff are expected to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test result before returning to school next week following the Thanksgiving Break. All families should administer their student’s test and upload their test results to on Sunday, November 27.

Here’s what DCPS families need to know:

  1. Schools have been distributing COVID-19 test kits to students, starting Thursday, November 17, and continuing through Tuesday, November 22. Students will be sent home with a test kit.
  2. Families can also pick up a rapid test kit from any District COVID Center, located in all 8 wards. You can find the COVID Center locations and hours at
  3. Families should administer their child’s rapid test on Sunday, November, 27 and visit to upload the test results by 9:00 p.m. that evening.   
  4. Schools will reopen after Thanksgiving break on Monday, November 28. Any student who returns after that day will also be expected to show proof of a negative test.

DCPS families should report their child’s results by:

  1. Visiting
  2. Entering your student’s name, address, a contact email, a contact phone number, their school, the date of their test, and their test results.
  3. Uploading a photo or PDF of your results.

To learn more, please visit