US needs up to 176M COVID-19 tests per month to safely reopen schools, report says

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The report suggests another 17.4 million tests monthly should go to nursing houses, where the population is at high threat for COVID-19..

The U.S. might need up to 176 million COVID-19 tests each month to safely reopen schools, according to a report composed by health policy experts at the Rockefeller Foundation released Sept. 9.

The current testing capacity in the U.S. is about 21 million tests monthly, according to the COVID tracking job..

Educators and students need to be evaluated twice per week in areas with a high variety of COVID-19 cases, the report recommends. The experts suggest using tests that are less accurate however can provide outcomes quicker..

The report concentrates on the need for screening at schools as they reopen around the country. It suggests that the U.S. needs at least 176 million tests per month for students and teachers..

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Maia Anderson –
Thursday, September 10th, 2020

Find the full report here.