EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ – The East Brunswick School District is partnering with Middlesex County and town officials to implement a new COVID testing model for students and staff members, the County announced Wednesday.
This comes after over a 100 students and staff were quarantined in the school district due to “close contacts” with COVID-19.
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Under the pilot testing program students, faculty and staff will get tested on a voluntary basis by onsite school nurses, using COVID-19 saliva test kits. Results will be available in 48 hours.
Students will require parental consent to participate, while staff can participate upon their discretion. The more participants that join this pilot program, the more impactful the outcome for combating COVID-19 in schools, said County officials.
Testing will be provided at no cost.
Apart from contact tracing, the new program hopes to