Following is a press release from U.S. Secretary of Training Miguel Cardona on the Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention’s (CDC) test-to-stay knowledge launched as we speak.
“One reality that the pandemic has underscored is that our college students’ social and emotional development and their tutorial improvement are greatest nurtured in-person of their lecture rooms with their friends and lecturers. It’s encouraging that test-to-stay methods are proving efficient each in limiting transmission of the virus and in guaranteeing that college students can stay studying at school, in order that total lecture rooms or faculties should not have to close down when a case of COVID-19 is found within the faculty group,” stated Secretary Cardona. “All college students ought to be capable to entry their lecture rooms 5 days per week, and methods from CDC and funding from the American Rescue Plan will assist make sure that’s attainable. Particularly at a time when proof continues to point out the impacts of the pandemic on college students’ studying, faculties throughout the nation should do every thing attainable to maintain college students protected and make sure that they can entry high-quality, in-person instruction safely of their faculties. This work is pressing and crucial in order that we are able to mitigate the results of unfinished instruction and make sure that our college students are set as much as succeed.”