Cardona: More COVID tests are coming soon to public schools

U.S. Education Secretary Dr. Miguel A. Cardona appeared Jan. 12 on “CBS Mornings” to talk about millions of additional COVID-19 tests coming soon to public schools nationwide.

“You’re going to see distribution of [COVID] tests as early as next week to make sure that our schools can stay open,” Dr. Cardona said.

Co-host Tony Dokoupil responded, “As of right now, you don’t have them stockpiled, but they’re going to be made in the next seven days?”

“The tests are being developed, and states are applying now to receive [them from] the CDC, so we do expect next week that they will be out,” Dr. Cardona said.

More information about the Biden administration’s plan for increased COVID-19 testing in schools can be found here.

Watch the full interview with Dr. Cardona below: