NYC schools to allow on-site COVID tests for teachers once again
With children ages 5 to 11 getting vaccinated, New York City schools may soon see a drop in the number of students participating in their on-site weekly COVID testing program since the program is only supposed to test unvaccinated students.
But the swabs might not go unused.
The city’s education department plans to change its program to allow fully vaccinated school employees to get tested if they wish to do so.
“We have the country’s largest school surveillance testing program for eligible students, and we provide courtesy testing for staff,” education department spokesperson Nathaniel Styer said in a statement on Tuesday. “Now that all school staff are fully vaccinated, we are issuing updated, uniform testing guidelines for all staff who wish to participate.”
The city expects to send more details to school communities on the change soon, officials said.
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