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COVID-19 Antigen Self-Test Expiration Extensions

The California Department of Public Health endorses the emergency use of over-the-counter COVID-19 Tests beyond their FDA authorized expiration. This blanket extension, subject to appropriate internal control development* during testing, is valid until CDPH posts that the emergency extension has ended, at which point participants
should cease using tests beyond their printed expiration dates.
The emergency extension applies to all FDA authorized over-the-counter COVID-19 tests, including:

• Abbott BinaxNOWTM COVID-19 Antigen Self-Test
• AccessBio CareStartTM COVID-19 Antigen Home Test
• ACON FlowflexTM COVID-19 Antigen Home Test
• iHealthTM COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Test
• On/GoTM COVID-19 Antigen Self-Test

*The internal control line after test development should be both easily visible and the
color specified by the specific test instructions.

Temporary Extension of At-Home Test Kit Expirations (PDF)

Back-to-School Testing

Free COVID-19 At-Home Test Kits for HSD Students
Pruebas gratuitas de COVID-19 para estudiantes del HSD

As we prepare for a healthy and safe first day of school, we are requesting that your child undergo testing for COVID-19 the day before going to school. Please see the recommended dates to test depending on which school your child will be attending:

  • Hawthorne Math & Science Academy: Test on August 17th, 2022 (8/17/2022)
  • All Other Schools: Test on August 23rd, 2022 (8/23/2022)

IF your child tests POSITIVE

  1. Have your child isolate at home away from others/siblings
  2. Contact your child’s doctor to make a plan for care
  3. Your child can return to school ONLY after: 
  • Isolating at home for at least 5 full days
  • Testing NEGATIVE for COVID-19 on/after their 5th day of isolation
  • Symptoms have improved
  • Being fever-free for 24 hours without using medications that can lower a fever

Please use the form below to let your child’s school know about the positive test result:                                             Back to School: Student Positive Test Report


Test Kit Distribution Dates/Times/Locations

August 9th (9:00 AM-12:30 PM)

at Eucalyptus Elementary School

August 17th (9:00 AM-12:30 PM)

Washington School

August 10th (12:30-4:00 PM)

at Zela Davis School

August 18th (9:00 AM-12:30 PM)

at Prairie Vista Middle School

August 11th (12:30-4:00 PM)

at York School 

August 19th (12:30-4:00 PM)

at Bud Carson Middle School

August 12th (12:30-4:00 PM)

at Jefferson School 

August 22nd (12:30-4:00 PM)

at Ramona School

August 15th (12:30-4:00 PM)

at Kornblum School 

August 23rd (9:00 AM-12:30 PM)

at Hawthorne Middle School

August 16th (9:00 AM-12:30 PM)

at the Hawthorne Math & Science Academy