I am interested in launching the COVID-19 Testing Program at an Alabama preschool, daycare, or childcare center. What should I do?
Although Alabama hasn’t received specific funding for Operation Expanded Testing, it is a federally funded (free to all who want to participate) program available to a wide variety of settings such as congregate living (i.e., homeless shelters, domestic violence, substance treatment facilities, detention, or correctional facilities) as well as for students including daycares and historically black colleges & universities. You can find more information here.

I am a parent or guardian who wants this program to launch at my child’s Kindergarten through 12th Grade school, what should I do?
We are currently rolling out this program across the entire state of Alabama with points of contact at the district level first. If we have not yet reached out to your school or school district, we want to assure you that we plan to do so soon. In the meantime, please feel free to reach out to your superintendent or head of school’s office and ask that they submit an inquiry to our team here.

I work in a school district in Alabama and I want my district to participate in this program. What should I do?
Please encourage your school district’s superintendent’s office to submit an inquiry to our team here.

I am both a UAB employee and a parent or guardian of a Kindergarten-12th Grade student, and I want this program to launch at my child’s school.
Please reach out to your school district’s superintendent’s office and encourage that they submit an inquiry to our team here.

I am a Covid-19 testing vendor looking to participate in this program, how can I get involved?
Please reach out to UAB Procurement for information on the Request for Information (RFI) process by emailing purchasing@uab.edu.

What are the required medical credentials for the vendor teams who will be testing on-site?
Certifications and licensures will be provided for all professional medical staff including phlebotomists, certified nurse assistants, nurses, and advanced practice providers.

Where will testing occur?
This program provides voluntary testing within the school in a designated space identified by the school’s leadership team.

From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: link: Frequently Asked Questions about COVID-19 for School Administrators