With a growing number of teachers and support staff falling ill, the Bucks County district has developed a “yellow alert” virtual learning plan for days when schools aren't sufficiently staffed.
Experts say the plan to distribute 1 billion tests is a good first step, but it must become a regular part of the pandemic response.
Americans will be able to either purchase home testing kits for free under their insurance or submit receipts for the tests for reimbursement.
The White House announced Wednesday that a dedicated stream of 5 million rapid tests and 5 million lab-based PCR tests will be made available to schools starting this month to ease supply shortages and promote the safe reopening of schools.
More than 50,000 people have been vaccinated against COVID-19 through the efforts of Dr. Ala Stanford, founder of the Black Doctors COVID-19 Consortium.
Many facilities won't administer tests for young children, creating more problems for parents and schools trying to reopen.
The new report comes just a day before health officials confirmed that two people died with the coronavirus weeks before the first reported death, thus underscoring the need for widespread testing.
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