PerkinElmer was selected by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Department of Defense to manage Operation Expanded Testing (Operation ET) in the West, with a focus on bringing in-person learning safely back to the K-8 school environment through routine COVID-19 testing, as well as to increase testing for underserved communities and at-risk congregate settings.
This testing is funded through the federal government and is offered at no cost to participating schools and organizations. PerkinElmer’s coordination center is playing a pivotal role in implementing the COVID-19 testing strategy to help K-8 schools reopen, and scale up testing in underserved populations and congregate settings across eight states and several pacific islands, representing approximately 66 million people. This project also offers testing in underserved communities, including youth summer programs before the school year begins.
Learn which federal resources are available to support school COVID-19 screening testing.