COVID-19 Testing and Vaccines

Testing Sites 

  • Larimer County testing sites
    • Must be 2 years or older to be tested
    • PCR tests (takes 2-3 days typically to get results) ​​​​​​
    • No appointment, but pre-registration will save time
  • Many physicians or pediatricians' offices will test patients if they’re symptomatic or have been in contact with someone confirmed to have COVID-19.


Free at-home tests available to families

Free COVID-19 BinaxNOW at-home tests are available at each school site for families to use at home. Please contact your child’s school for more information on how to pick-up no cost COVID-19 testing resources. 

 

COVID-19 Vaccines

PSD staff and students are highly encouraged, not required, to get the COVID-19 vaccine.

Questions about the vaccine for children? Check out these resources:

Larimer County Department of Health & Environment COVID Vaccine Clinic information, as well as a list of local vaccine providers for kids and information on how to book a vaccine appointment, can be found on the LCDHE vaccine web page.
 


Mobile Vaccine Clinics at PSD Schools

Vaccine clinics are run by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment or other external health organizations. PSD is not administering the vaccines or coordinating appointments. Parents/guardians must be present with any student who is 17 years or younger to give consent for vaccinations. 

Upcoming mobile vaccine clinics (posted when available):

Find other vaccine clinics in northeast Colorado here.

Mobile clinics are also open to members of the greater community. Mobile clinics are parked outside so no one needs to enter the schools. Walk-ins are accepted. Appointments are recommended but not required.

 

Questions about the vaccine? Please contact LCDHE:

Information about other vaccine appointments, mobile vaccine clinics in the area, and frequently asked questions about the vaccine is available on the LCDHE website. 
 

Frequently Asked Questions

Do vaccine clinics take place at PSD schools either before, during or after school hours?

Yes, vaccination clinics may occur throughout the day.

Are PSD students or staff required to get a COVID-19 vaccine?

PSD is encouraging but not requiring staff or students to get a COVID-19 vaccination. Participation in the clinics is 100% voluntary. 

Can anyone from the community be vaccinated at a clinic at a PSD facility?

Yes. Walk-in appointments are available to the PSD community (staff, students, parents/guardians) and members of the public. 

Who administers the vaccines at these clinics? Who monitors possible side effects?

Representatives from the partnering agency or organization, NOT PSD staff, administer the vaccinations and monitor possible side effects.

Is parental consent required for students to receive a vaccine? Can a student who is 18 years old or older get a vaccination without parental consent?

Yes. Parents/guardians must be present with their student to give consent for vaccinations. Consent is required for any student who is 17 or younger. Students who are 18 years old or older are considered legal adults and can choose to get any vaccination without parental consent. 

Do students, staff or PSD receive financial incentives to participate in these clinics?

No. Neither Poudre School District nor individuals who choose to be vaccinated at a clinic receive money as a result. PSD is providing the facilities at which to host the clinics. 

What safety and security precautions are in place at clinics?

When considering requests to host vaccination clinics at PSD facilities, district staff consider many factors, including school schedules, physical spaces available on a requested date/time, as well as safety and security. Vaccination clinics have been hosted in areas at schools that limit the flow of people through a school, such as in main vestibules/lobbies and auxiliary gymnasiums. Doors other than the point of main entry/exit to the clinic are locked and only accessible through use of a PSD-issued security badge. School resource officers (SROs) are also onsite at PSD’s high schools and middle schools and can be requested to attend clinics if they are hosted to PSD elementary schools.