CDC released two reports in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report highlighting the use of test-to-stay practices used in schools to minimize absenteeism and learning loss which can occur during traditional quarantine at home. In light of this updated data, CDC has added information on test-to-stay practices to its K-12 Transmission Science Brief and on K-12 webpages. Test-to-Stay is another valuable tool in a layered prevention strategy that includes promoting vaccination of eligible students and staff, requiring everyone age two and older wear a mask inside schools and facilities, keeping at least three feet of distance between students, screening testing, ventilation, handwashing, and staying home when sick. Join NACCHO for a webinar on January 13, 3:00-4:00 PM EST to hear from CDC representatives on the Test to Stay practices and updated guidance.
This webinar is open to all members of local health departments as well as other community partners who are interested in this topic. In order to join the call, please REGISTER HERE (only registered participants will be able to join).