Learn to Return

About L2R

Helping Washington schools open and stay open with confidence.

Back to school,

back to life


A return to full-time, in-person learning this fall is a top priority for our communities.  Our shared goal is to maximize student & staff time for learning, athletics, band, theater, debate club, social events, and all extracurricular activities. If the pandemic has taught us anything, it’s that  disruptions to the school community have far-reaching effects.

That’s why Learn to Return has partnered with 300 school districts in Washington to implement school-based COVID-19 testing to minimize transmission of the disease and maximize time for what really matters.


Through a combination of safety measures, including testing and increased vaccinations, Washington schools can minimize transmissions of the disease and help Washington communities get back to school and back to life.


With full attendance this fall, the restart of extracurricular activities, increased community activity outside of school, and more travel, there is potential for a rise in transmission at the start of the 2021-2022 school year. School-based COVID-19 testing is a proven strategy for identifying infections and curbing the spread of the virus in schools.


Benefits of Enrolling

Free, low-barrier COVID-19 testing programs customized for your school community


One-on-one strategic support and technical assistance from an L2R Program Manager


Up-to-date guidance and resources for superintendents and school administrators


Our no-cost, streamlined enrollment process allows districts to launch COVID-19 testing programs in 1-3 weeks



“The important part here is that you can really see the confidence and happiness in the kids and the coaching staff knowing that COVID was taken out of this equation for the day and they were going to go wrestle without having to worry about it.”

Harland Warrior

Assistant Principal & Athletic Director at Hazen High School (Renton) on using  rapid antigen tests to support safe wrestling.

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