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

Friday, December 30, 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 winter break. Families should administer their student’s test and upload their test results to on Monday, January 2, 2023. 

Here’s what DCPS families need to know: 

  1. Schools distributed COVID-19 test kits to students before the start of Winter Break on December 20 through December 22. 
  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 Monday, January 2 and visit to upload the test results by 9:00 p.m. that evening.    
  4. Schools will reopen after Winter Break on Tuesday, January 3, 2023. Any student who returns after that day will also be expected to provide 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