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COVID-19 Surveillance Testing In Vt. Schools And How It Works

Sign that reads Practice Social Distancing in walkway at Milton Middle School
Abagael Giles
VPR File
Since September, Vermont public schools like Milton Middle School, shown here, have screened students for illness and enforced social distancing. Now, they will offer testing to all staff on a rotating basis.

COVID-19 cases continue to rise in Vermont and the health department has put a new protocol in place that will include the testing of all staff at Vermont's K-12 schools, on a rotating basis. This hour, we're joined by Education Secretary Dan French to talk about how the effort fits in with the state's surveillance testing, and how the state is working to preserve in-person learning. 

Our guests are:

  • Dan French, secretary of Vermont's Agency of Education
  • Dr. Mark Levine, commissioner for the Vermont Department of Health
  • Libby Bonesteel, superintendent of Montpelier Roxbury Public Schools

Broadcast live on Monday, Nov. 23, 2020 at noon. Rebroadcast at 7 p.m.

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