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New COVID-19 testing program offered to Kentucky schools

Record-high 61,000 children in U.S. tested positive for COVID last week
Posted at 10:47 AM, Jul 27, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-27 10:47:31-04

FRANKFORT, Ky (AP) — The Kentucky Department for Public Health is offering a COVID-19 Testing Program for schools to assist with safe in-person learning for the upcoming academic year, Commissioner Steven Stack announced Monday.

It is limited to staff and students of Kentucky K-12 public, private and charter schools.

“We’ve been given $134 million by the federal government to create a testing program for K-12 schools, public and private, throughout the entire commonwealth,” Stack said. “I urge everyone who operates a school out there to explore the options and make testing available to keep yourselves safe.”

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