RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — A new coronavirus testing strategy coming soon to some Virginia schools aims to cut down on disruptive quarantines and keep more students in the classroom. It’s still unclear where resources for the program will come from and how many school districts will buy in, according to the Virginia Department of Health.
VDH’s Deputy Commissioner for Population Health Dr. Laurie Forlano said the state is hoping to kick start ‘test-to-stay’ programs in early January and release initial guidance in the coming days. She said they’re planning to start off with a handful of schools before expanding the pilot, though participation won’t be required.
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