JCPS to Provide COVID-19 Rapid Testing for Students, Staff, Families

Free tests available at select JCPS schools starting March 15

March 12, 2021 – Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS) is partnering with Louisville Metro Public Health & Wellness and Sphere to provide free, voluntary COVID-19 rapid testing at select school sites. 

Testing at the drive-thru sites will be available by appointment beginning March 15 to any JCPS student, employee, and parent/guardian who feels they may have been exposed to COVID-19, including those who are asymptomatic.  A limited number of unscheduled walk-up/drive-ups will be accommodated as available.

The rapid/antigen testing will be available at the following school sites Mondays-Thursdays from 3-7 p.m.:

  •        Academy @ Shawnee, 4001 Herman St.
  •        Ballard High School, 6000 Brownsboro Rd.
  •        Central High School, 1130 W Chestnut St.
  •        Fairdale High School, 1001 Fairdale Rd.
  •        Iroquois High School, 4615 Taylor Blvd.
  •        Marion C. Moore School, 6415 Outer Loop
  •        Seneca High School, 3510 Goldsmith Ln.
  •        Thomas Jefferson Middle School, 1501 Rangeland Rd.
  •        Waggener High School, 330 S Hubbards Ln.
  •        Western Middle School, 2201 W Main St.
  •        Western High School, 2501 Rockford Ln.
  •        Valley High School, 10200 Dixie Hwy.

Appointments can be scheduled at spheredx.sphere.health/covid.  Adults are asked to bring a photo ID. 

All JCPS schools will be provided with rapid COVID-19 testing kits for students or staff who arrive at school with symptoms of illness. The tests will be administered by nursing staff.  The drive-thru sites are for those within the JCPS family who are asymptomatic, may choose to get tested regularly, and/or have been referred for testing as part of contact tracing efforts.