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'A huge improvement': CDC endorses testing to keep kids in school

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WASHINGTON — In hopes of keeping schools functioning normally as a new surge fueled by the Omicron variant appears to be on its way, the Biden administration has endorsed a new strategy called “Test to Stay,” intended to prevent students from having to undergo lengthy quarantines at home if they’ve been exposed to the coronavirus in the classroom.

Instead, students can keep going to school, provided that they are tested for COVID-19 regularly and don’t show any signs of illness.

CDC Director Rochelle Walensky. (Stefani Reynolds/Pool via Reuters)

“Test to Stay is an encouraging public health practice to help keep our children in school,” Dr. Rochelle Walensky, director of the Centers

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