Grapefruit Health, which operates the SCUSD COVID-19 Testing Center at Wilcox High School’s Performing Arts Center, sent the district a termination letter effective Friday, February 25th.
Due to the holiday, the last day of service at the testing center will be Thursday, February 24th.
This was an unexpected development and results in the district no longer having COVID-19 PCR and rapid antigen testing available to our staff and students on a walk-in basis. According to Grapefruit Health, the termination is necessary due to a “changing regulatory framework.” Weekly pooled testing, operated by Concentric Testing, is not impacted.
We know this is disappointing news for many who appreciated having a local drop-in resource available for free 7-days a week. We feel fortunate that we have been able to offer our community this resource since last fall. Students, staff, and families may continue to access free testing resources through Santa Clara County test locations, test kits from the U.S. government, and their own health care providers. As a reminder, over-the-counter rapid tests are also acceptable in all circumstances, except when experiencing the covid-specific symptom of loss of taste or smell. And, lastly, we continue to encourage our students to enroll in our weekly pooled screening testing program (operated by Concentric Testing).
SCUSD COVID-19 Testing Center
Operated by Grapefruit Testing
Santa Clara Unified School District has partnered with Grapefruit Testing to provide FREE COVID-19 rapid antigen and PCR testing to our students and staff seven days a week. No appointment or insurance is needed; You can walk in at any time during the hours of operation.
Testing Requirements to Return to Campus
In early November, CDC, CDPH, and SCCPHD released new guidance that allows a return to campus with a negative rapid antigen test, as long as the symptomatic individual is fever, diarrhea, and vomit-free for at least 24 hours (as was the requirement pre-COVID). There is an exception for the following COVID-specific symptom: Anyone with loss of taste or smell must wait to return to campus until PCR test results are received.
Wilcox High School Performing Arts Center
3250 Monroe St, Santa Clara, CA 95051
(Cross streets: Monroe St. and Calabazas Blvd.)
Regular Hours of Operation
- Monday-Friday: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.*
- The last patient check-in is at 6:30 p.m.
- Saturday-Sunday: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.*
- See below for holiday closures
- Closed Monday, February 21, and Friday, February 25
Free, no insurance necessary.
- *January 2022: During the current surge, expect long wait times at testing centers across the region, including at our testing center operated by Grapefruit Testing. Grapefruit Testing may close the wait lines early in order to close the center on time to release their staff. You may also consider an appointment with your personal health provider or a Santa Clara County testing facility.
- Arrive at the center with a mask. If you do not have one, disposable ones are available.
- Complete the one-time annual consent form (en Español) now, which will expedite your experience and cover any future visit to the testing center.
- Visit our Testing Center FAQs webpage for more information.
- The district is not involved in the operations of Grapefruit Testing. They are a separate entity from the Santa Clara Unified School District. If you have received services from Grapefruit Testing and have questions, please contact email@example.com.
- Monday-Friday: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.*
SCUSD COVID-19 Telehealth Services
Operated by Grapefruit
If you have any questions about testing or a COVID-19 exposure notice you’ve received, our telehealth service is here to help!
Call (866) 231-7002 or email firstname.lastname@example.org