Citing efforts made in New York and Colorado schools, AFT President Randi Weingarten and Rockefeller Foundation President Dr. Rajiv J. Shah write in a USA Today op-ed about the need for regular and rapid coronavirus testing so that in-person instruction can resume in America’s public schools.

“Even after effective and safe vaccines become more widely available, regular testing is going to be needed to avoid outbreaks and protect children, and their families, because children do not yet have a vaccine approved for use,” they write. “Based on what we’re seeing, a risk-based protocol could involve testing as frequently as twice a week for teachers and staff, and once a week for students.”

Read their full column here.

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