CDC Endorses “Test-To-Stay” Policies in Schools

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky spoke from the White House on Friday, updating new guidelines that the her agency recommends. The CDC released two studies on the effectiveness of the “test-to-stay” policy, which both showed very positive results. The CDC now endorses using the “test-to-stay” protocol to reduce time spent out of school from a full two-week quarantine.

“In the ‘test to stay’ protocol, there’s increased testing of close contacts after a COVID-19 exposure, and that testing needs to be at least twice in the seven-day period after exposure,” Director Walensky explained. “If exposed children meet a certain criteria and continue to test negative, they can stay in school instead of quarantining at home.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For CDC officials to have discernment as they set policies regarding virus mitigation.
  • For Director Walensky to seek God’s wisdom as she continues to research safe ways to navigate the coronavirus and variants.
  • For the virus to continue to become less potent and for quick healing for those who contract it.

Sources: AP, NPR


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