Student COVID Tests Can Be Returned At School

Schools Now a Drop-off Site for Student COVID-19 Tests
Posted on 03/18/2021
NOTE: Please double check the dates for test drop-off as they may have changed. 

If families choose to order a free, Vault-at-Home COVID-19 test, students can now bring their completed and bagged test to school on designated drop-off days. School health staff will then send the test to the lab
. This testing option is not for students who have symptoms, as they should not be present at school. 


How student Vault-at-Home COVID-19 testing and drop-off works:

  • Students or families can order a Vault-at-Home COVID-19 saliva test at no cost (for Minnesota residents)
  • Students complete their COVID-19 test with help from Vault. 
  • Students seal their sample tube and place it in the biohazard bag. The biohazard bag then gets sealed in the shipping bag that came with the test. The shipping label sticker is attached to the bag.
  • Students bring their sealed shipping bag with the label to their school’s health office on designated drop-off days listed below.
  • Staff at school cannot help students take the saliva test. The test must be completed at home and sealed prior to bringing them into a school building. 
  • Test drop-off is only available to students. 

Upcoming COVID-19 test drop-off days at your school:

  • Monday, March 29
  • Monday, April 12
  • Tuesday, April 27
  • Monday, May 10
  • Tuesday, May 25

COVID-19 tests are still available for free at community testing sites.