Public schools in South Carolina are starting to receive rapid coronavirus tests to use on staff and students. Governor Henry McMaster issued an executive order last week allotting 220,000 tests to be distributed amongst schools.
There’s somewhat of a limited supply so not just anyone can get tested. Students and staff who are showing coronavirus symptoms will be able to get one of these rapid tests.
The tests are optional, and not all districts are taking them.
Rock Hill Schools will soon be able to give more than just math or reading tests, the district set to receive about 2,000 rapid coronavirus tests.
“We feel like we will be able to utilize this in our schools, we’re hoping it will be a resource for our families and staff,” said Sadie Kirell, the clinical lead nurse for the district.
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