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Resources and tools to help your school implement a successful COVID-19 testing program.

Toolbox

A library of implementation guides, templates, fact sheets, and other resources to support your testing programs and communications.

Newsletters

The latest updates on COVID-19, testing, vaccines, and state guidance curated for L2R school districts.

Support to Schools

Information on funding and reimbursement opportunities for schools. 

Vendor’s Corner

A semi-monthly newsletter feature highlighting our testing vendors, testing technologies, and labor support opportunities.

DOH Guidance

Quick and summaries outlining recent updates of Washington State Department of Health COVID-19 guidance.

L2R Alerts

Important updates for L2R districts highlighting changes to testing programs, new guidance, or upcoming opportunities.

L2R Impact Fund

Funding for equitable engagement in COVID-19 testing and vaccination services for priority K-12 populations

L2R Learning Network

A platform to promote learning and foster the spread of best practices and innovative approaches across the state. 

Testing FAQs

Preguntas Frecuentes Sobre Pas Pruebas

Answers to your questions about testing, funding, implementation, safety, and administration.

Vaccine FAQs

Vaccines are safe. Get all the details in our FAQs. 

Menu of Tests

Explore the menu to learn about vendors, testing technologies, and how to place an order.

Swab & Jab!

Join Swab, Jab and their friends on their adventures to New Normalcyville!

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Support to Schools

FEMA REIMBURSEMENTS

Reimbursement is available to cover costs for testing staff hired after January 1, 2020! Eligible expenses also include air filtration system updates, CLIA waiver application fees, temporary equipment for testing sites (e.g., tents).

The deadline to apply for reimbursement has been extended to March 31, 2022.

Download the one-pager to learn more.

L2R Impact fund

Funding is available for programs that increase equitable engagement in COVID-19 testing and vaccination services for priority K-12 populations.

Visit the L2R Impact Fund page for answers to questions about eligibility, programs, priority K-12 populations and the application process. 

Funding must be used by the end of June 2022 so don’t wait to get in touch with your L2R Program Manager about your proposal!

Apply today!

CICT Dedicated Support

The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) offers three levels of support for case investigation and contact tracing (CICT): Process Assessment & Consultation, Contact Identification, and Contact Notification.

Learn more about this program and how to make a request for support.

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Updated DOH Guidance

DOH Updates The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) regularly updates COVID-19 guidance to meet the needs of school communities in a fast-changing environment. Learn to Return provides high-level guidance briefs for L2R districts that are quick and easy to digest. 

Most recent DOH guidance: 

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L2R Alerts

Updated DOH Guidance

March 11, 2022

A breakdown of new K-12 guidance on masking, isolation, Test to Stay, and more

Testing Updates

January 31, 2022

New iHealth rapid antigen test, important changes to sports screening, and BD Veritor workflows for limited analyzer settings

BinaxNow Extended Use

January 3, 2022

DOH has authorized the use of BinaxNOW tests beyond their expiration dates and encourages schools to continue using supply when school-based testing resumes after the holiday break.

L2R Impact Fund

December 13, 2021

The Impact Fund supports new and existing programs that increase equitable engagement in COVID-19 testing and vaccination services for marginalized K-12 populations.

BinaxNOW Stock Available 

December 3, 2021

There are a number of BinaxNOW tests available that will expire on December 23rd. Learn to Return schools can order these short-dated tests through December 17th to receive priority, overnight shipping.

How to Maximize Contact Tracing Efforts

November 15, 2021

A virtual event that provided tools and resources for schools the manage your school’s CICT program. Listen to the event recording and view the slide deck in Vol 2, Issue 6 of our newsletter.

Pediatric Vaccine Approval

November 2, 2021

The FDA and CDC have authorized the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use to prevent COVID-19 in children ages 5 to 11.

Shipping Delays

October 26, 2021

Major carriers are experiencing lags in fulfillment timelines, affecting delivery windows for two of our testing vendors: Everlywell (PCR testing kits) and AccessBio CareStart (rapid antigen tests).

Transition to AccessBio CareStart

October 11, 2021

As the demand for rapid point of care testing grows, and BinaxNow availability becomes more limited, Learn to Return is adding AccessBio’s CareStart Rapid Antigen Test to our menu of tests.

What to Know about BinaxNow Shortages

August 31, 2021

Abbott Laboratories scaled down production of their BinaxNow rapid antigen test as COVID-19, leading to a significant supply nationwide supply gap as demand skyrockets amid surging transmission rates. Abbott is working to reestablish manufacturing to previous levels to meet this demand, but these supply chain constraints are already being felt by testing providers across the country.

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