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School-Based Antigen Testing Program: Next Steps

Step 1

Learn about the Rapid Testing Program:  

Step 2

Agree to participate in the program:

  • Sign a Memorandum of Understanding (“MOU”), which is a participation agreement between your school/district and CDPH. This will be sent via DocuSign within 1-2 business days after completing our onboarding form.
  • Expect an invitation to set up a Primary.Health tracking software account within 1-3 business days of MOU submission.

Step 3

Assemble Team for Training

  • Order the training test kits here. Order at least 40 tests per staff that needs to be trained and allow 7-10 days for processing and shipping.
  • Identify a “Binax Lead” at each school site and have them fill out a form here.
  • Identify additional team members who will be trained to help check-in students for testing on Primary.Health, observe self-swabbing, run the antigen tests, and log the results.

Step 4

Enroll in Primary.Health Tracking Software

For questions about Primary.Health testing platform, including setting up your testing groups or questions about how the software works, please email:

Step 5

Train Your Team:  CDPH Virtual Hands-On Training

  • Register for our required training. All trainees should have testing kits to practice during the training session and should complete the required videos and readings.

10 am Monday – Friday


3pm training Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday


Step 6

Obtain Final Approval:

  • Once all staff have completed training and passed the competency quiz, you should follow the link supplied by Primary.Health and attest that you and your staff have completed training and are ready to test.
  • Health will then open your test site.


Questions about Primary.Health

To find software training videos or to register for a training, visit our Primary.Health help site by logging into your account, scrolling to the bottom and selecting Help Site.

Here is the Primary.Health Youtube Playlist for training videos to watch:

Video Tutorials: Primary Health Training Library

For formal training videos: https://my.primary.health/help/testing/basic-training-videos (Note: You will need to be logged onto the Primary.Health platform to access these resources).

– For urgent issues, contact the Primary.Health call center at (650) 275-5419.

PCR through Primary.Health

Order PCR tests here: https://labsupport.powerappsportals.us/antigenreorder/

PCR test kits may be Color branded but are ordered on Primary.Health

PCR are returned to the Valencia Branch Lab via a courier like FedEx or UPS (not covered by the program), or by the free California Courier Network (CCN)

Questions about How to order PCR on Primary.Health?  PCR Best Practices – 9.1.21

Questions about California Courier Network (CCN)

Available CCN boxes can be found here: https://chhsagency.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=b2a700deeb8743709a7c26b8b4f1cf34

To register with the CCN please fill out this onboarding survey:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CCNTransportationForVBLTestingSites

Please email Abigail Loya with questions.

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