Broad is supporting pooled testing programs for K-12 schools in Massachusetts, coordinated by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) and the Department of Public Health. These programs began in February, 2021 and are continuing for the 2021-2022 school year.What is included in the school-based covid pooled testing?
Routine COVID Pooled Testing and School-Based Follow-Up Testing: Shallow nasal swab samples are collected at school and put into a single tube (maximum of 10 samples per tube). If a group tests positive, individual Follow-Up testing with a second sample collection occurs at the school with BinaxNOW and/or individual PCR testing, as necessary.What is broadbroad doing to support schools in Massachusetts?
Broad is supporting colleges and universities in Massachusetts and the surrounding area to enable regular viral screening for students, staff and faculty, including for the Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 semesters. Learn more. Primary (K-12) education.