COVID-19 Testing Available at Reduced or Free Rates for Illinois Public Schools
Date PostedMay 10, 2021
To qualify, schools must commit to testing 50% of their in-person population once a week, or commit to performing at least 10,000 tests through December 31, 2021. In an interview with IASB Executive Director Thomas Bertrand, Beth Heller shared information about the University of Illinois’s innovative covidSHIELD saliva test.
The tests have been proven to detect pre-symptomatic and asymptomatic individuals and allow them to quarantine before spreading the virus. The covidSHIELD test has received emergency use authorization from the Federal Drug Administration. This means that individuals who test positive do not need to seek a second test to confirm the result. The test is non-invasive and does not require a healthcare professional. All tests are collected by a third party.
You can watch the full interview below.
To learn more, fill out the Interested K-12 Survey Form found on the University of Illinois website. IASB encourages members to read the Key Considerations for Boards Regarding Returning to School document to prepare for the upcoming new school year.
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