Nurses in city schools received approval Thursday to begin sending rapid COVID tests home with students or staff who show virus symptoms.
The request was made by Superintendent Kyle Repucci who said it came to him from the school nurses. The approval by the Rochester School Board was unanimous.
“School age children and staff who are symptomatic at school or work will be given a rapid test that they can take home, to be returned the next day,” said Repucci. “There is a limit of one test per student or staff member per month. We have been assured by the state that we can get a monthly supply of tests moving forward.”