Learn to Return

Your trusted resource for the design and implementation of customized COVID-19 testing strategies for Washington K-12 schools.




Includes info on our new testing vendor, a how-go guide for responding to school outbreaks, a new definition of “outbreak,” Swab and Jab, and more!

Expanded Menu of tests!

We offer a range of solutions to meet your testing needs. Whether you are launching a program this school year or looking to expand your current strategies, Learn to Return testing vendors are ready to work with you.


Have questions about nasal swabs and ethylene oxide? DOH has answers! 

Educator vaccination requirement & mask mandate

On August 18, 2021, Gov. Jay Inslee announced a vaccine requirement for employees working in education, as well as an expansion of the statewide mask mandate to all individuals, regardless of vaccination status. 

Host a school-based vaccination event!

Learn how school districts can help drive vaccine uptake in Washington communities.

School testing funded through July 2022!

Summer 2021 is a great time to launch, scale, or adapt testing strategies for fall 2021. 

Vaccines & Testing

Learn why vaccines & testing are the dynamic duo that will help schools open and stay open this fall with confidence.

Resources and Information

Menu of Tests

A quick guide to available L2R testing options

Testing FAQs

Answering key questions about L2R testing strategies for parents, guardians and families

Vaccine FAQS

Learn more about the vaccines & why you should get vaccinated

Vaccine & Testing FAQs

Learn why vaccines & testing are the dynamic duo that will help schools open and stay open this fall with confidence

School-Based Vax Events

Washington schools can take the lead in supporting vaccine uptake in communities by hosting vaccination events during the 2021 school year!

By the numbers

A summary of top testing vendor data between March 1 and September 1, 2021.

School districts engaged with L2R

School-based testing kick-off meetings held

Testing programs launched

Tests completed with a 5.83% positivity rate