Kondig HHS aan $  10 miljard om koronavirustoetsing in skole uit te brei

Die Amerikaanse Departement van Gesondheid en Menslike Dienste is funneling $ 10 billion to states to help implement coronavirus surveillance testing in K-12 schools across the country, het die agentskap Woensdag aangekondig, as part of the Biden administration’s push to help schools reopen safely for in-person learning.

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is also releasing new guidance on the appropriate use of surveillance testing in schools and other communal settings, HHS announced.
The agency said the funds, which were approved as part of the $ 1.9 trillion coronavirus relief law, “will be able to be deployed quicklyand will help schools test teachers, students and staff who were exposed to the virus and help identify asymptomatic cases of the virus to prevent the virus from spreading further in schools.
    Covid-19 testing is critical to saving lives and restoring economic activity,” the agency’s acting Secretary Norris Cochran said in a statement. “As part of the Biden administration’s national strategy, HHS will continue to expand our capacity to get testing to the individuals and the places that need it most, so we can prevent transmission of the virus and defeat the pandemic.
      President Joe Biden has set a goal of reopening a majority of schools in the US for in-person learning within his first 100 dae op kantoor. Vroeër vandeesmaand, Biden urged states to prioritize teachers and school staff to get at least one shot by the end of March and used his authority to prioritize teacher vaccinations through the federal supply of vaccines to pharmacies.
        The CDC will also spend an additional $ 2.25 billion to boost testing and other mitigation measures in underserved populations, which will include grants to public health departments and funding to improve data collection efforts.
          Die $ 1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan delivered a windfall for coronavirus testing efforts in the US, dedicating a total of $ 47.8 miljard.
            Biden’s efforts to reopen schools have moved ahead in fits and starts over the last month, amid messaging stumbles, pressure from Republicans to move faster and feuds between some teachersunions and school districts across the country.

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