The Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH), along with the Connecticut State Department of Education (CSDE), is offering FREE weekly COVID-19 screening testing to ALL PK -12 public and private schools through the Project COVID DeteCT testing program. Weekly screening testing using individual PCR tests will be conducted by a state-approved lab assigned to the district. The Project COVID DeteCT program is funded through federal ELC resources.
Parents and guardians must complete the Project COVID DeteCT Parent Consent Form for their child to participate in the voluntary program. Interested teachers and staff will need to complete a consent form to participate as well. Once signed, the consent form will cover testing throughout the year.
Please note that individual schools must choose to participate in Project COVID DeteCT in order for students at that school to be part of the program.
As of March 1, 2022, all staff and teachers at participating schools are eligible to enroll in Project COVID DeteCT. If you have questions, contact the Project COVID DeteCT team at SchoolCovidTesting@ct.gov