NJ senator pushes for school protocols that would allow asymptomatic students to remain in classroom
The COVID-19 quarantine procedure for students may be a big problem for some parents, and Sen. Declan O'Scanlon is pushing for so-called "Test and Stay" protocols that would allow exposed, asymptomatic students to remain in the classroom.
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Instead of a 14-day quarantine, the students would receive daily rapid test.
A study of the approach by Oxford found 2% of exposed students tested positive for COVID-19, after quarantining.
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Sen. O'Scanlon points out the Fair Haven Public School District had over 640 students quarantine last year. The superintendent there notes that between all the kids added up to over 6,000 missed school days.