Acceleration of Sustainable K-12 School Re-openings for In-person Learning - Acceleration of Sustainable K-12 School Re-openings for In-person Learning - POCTRN
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics (RADxsm) initiative was formed to accelerate the development, validation, and commercialization of innovative point-of-care and home-based tests, as well as improvements to clinical laboratory tests, that can directly detect SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.
Acceleration of Sustainable K-12 School Re-openings for In-person Learning
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With the administration’s $10 billion allocation of America Rescue Plan funds for K-12 school testing and the K-12 National Testing Action Program (NTAP) in place, we now have the money, capacity, and operational experience for sustainable school re-opening with all kids returning in-person. Now the focus should be on how testing can, and should, be integrated into these re-openings as the final step to build confidence in the safety of in-person learning. Schools are safe for kids and adults with testing and appropriate closure triggers. The country has enough testing capacity to provide schools with predictable testing supply without impacting the supply for the rest of the nation.
Mara G. Aspinall
Managing Director, Health Catalysts Group
Professor of Practice, Biomedical Diagnostics
Arizona State University
April 20, 2021