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Charlottesville City Schools is pleased to partner with the state to offer a free, optional COVID testing program for current students and staff. Participants can sign up for both special one-time events and for weekly in-school testing.  (The same form works for both types of testing.)

Sign Up for Testing

What is the Testing Schedule?

Schedule is posted below but is subject to change. Sign up here (even if you got tested last year or over the summer).

Students will get tested weekly (except at CHS, where students who have signed up can get tested any week they wish). Once signed up, staff can get tested any week they wish.

Weekly In-School Testing Schedule


  • Burnley-Moran Elementary: 7:30-8:30
  • Charlottesville High School: 8:45-9:30


  • Venable Elementary/ Lugo McGinness Academy:  10:45-12:00
  • Greenbrier Elementary:  12:15-1:00
  • Walker Upper Elementary School 1:30-2:00


  • Clark Elementary: 7:30-8:45
  • Jackson-Via Elementary:  9:00-10:15
  • Johnson Elementary: 10:30-11:15
  • Buford Middle School: 11:30-12:00

How and When Will I Get Results?

  • Results will usually come back within 24 hours and are reported directly to the Virginia Department of Health and Charlottesville City Schools. Anyone who tests positive will be notified by phone call. After any positive cases are notified, we will send an email communicating negative test results to anyone who registered via this website by Friday (early afternoon) the week before testing. (Anyone who registered just prior to the testing event or who registered on-site should know that “no news is good news.”)

What if I Need Proof of My Negative Test?

  • If you need proof of your negative test, please call 245-2400

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  • Translators and interpreters are available. Our web site and the sign-up form can be translated with Google. Call or email your school for help. You can also text 434-953-1802.
  • Si tiene preguntas acerca de las escuelas de Charlottesville, llame a nuestra línea telefónica en español al 434-245-2548. Un profesor de español le devolverá la llamada.

Sign Up for Testing

More Information

Need Extended Hours?

  • Find free testing opportunities from the Blue Ridge Health District here.

Thanks to our partners on this project, the Virginia Department of Education, the Virginia Department of Health, and Next Molecular. And thanks to our other partners – our students, families, and staff!