Mississippi State Department of Health

School-Based COVID-19 Testing Initiative


The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) ended its School-Based COVID-19 Testing Initiative at the conclusion of the 2022–2023 school year. For the 2023–2024 school year, MSDH is offering free COVID-19 test kits to any school that requests them in order to slow the spread of COVID-19 in K-12 school settings.

Requesting Kits

Schools can request over-the-counter COVID-19 rapid home test kits or Point of Care COVID-19 rapid tests (with a valid CLIA waiver) by completing the online order form below.

Order Kits

For questions related to the COVID-19 test kits or ordering, send e-mail to COVIDUnit@msdh.ms.gov.

COVID-19 Outbreaks in School Settings

If your school is experiencing a COVID-19 outbreak, please review the CDC guidance below for K-12 schools and daycares:

If there are additional questions regarding this guidance, send e-mail to epicovidteam@msdh.ms.gov.

Links referenced on this page
Order Kits    https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form/cff0d5776cec4e47b1b7d5e424e0cff8
CLIA Certificates of Waiver    http://msdh.ms.gov/page/resources/14023.pdf
COVIDUnit@msdh.ms.gov    mailto:COVIDUnit@msdh.ms.gov
Operational Guidance for K-12 Schools and Early Care and Education Programs    https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/schools-childcare/k-12-childcare-guidance.html
epicovidteam@msdh.ms.gov    mailto:epicovidteam@msdh.ms.gov

Resources referenced
CLIA Certificates of Waiver    https://msdh.ms.gov/page/resources/14023.pdf ok

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