ABSTRACT

Interim Considerations for Testing for K-12 School Administrators and Public Health Officials   [open pdf - 1MB]

From the Document: "With the increased availability of tests, these considerations are intended to provide guidance on the appropriate use of testing for SARS-CoV-2 [severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2] (the virus that causes COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019]) in K-12 [kindergarten to twelfth grade] schools for surveillance, diagnosis, screening, or outbreak response. Schools can help protect students and their families, teachers, staff, and the broader community and slow the spread of COVID-19. Testing to diagnose COVID-19 is part of a comprehensive strategy and should be used in conjunction with promoting behaviors that reduce spread (e.g., mask use, social distancing, hand hygiene); maintaining healthy environments (e.g., cleaning and disinfection, ventilation); maintaining healthy operations (e.g., scheduling, virtual learning, class sizes); and preparing for when someone gets sick."

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2020-10-13
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Public Domain
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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: https://www.cdc.gov/
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pdf
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