Vermont Agency of Education preparing for COVID-19 testing
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - The Vermont Agency of Education is moving forward with its plan to increase COVID-19 testing in schools as a way to keep more children in their classrooms.
On Friday, the agency released the details of plans to increase testing in the state’s schools.
The new Test to Stay program will have close contacts of someone who tests positive for COVID-19 take a rapid test every day for a week after coming in contact with the symptomatic case.
If they’re negative they can stay in school.
Under the old system, close contacts had to quarantine outside of school for a week.
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