NM Requires School Districts To Begin COVID Testing 5% Of Staff Each Week


From KOB-TV:

The State Public Education Department announced it will start requiring school districts to COVID test 5% of staff in schools each week. Officials said the testing is an effort to identify asymptomatic cases.

Every teacher has to be tested at least once between now and May and virtual teachers will be exempt.

In Rio Rancho, in-person schooling began Monday. The HR department for district sent out guidance on who would be getting tested. Teachers will be selected at random and will be notified a few days before their test, but it’s up to each school district to decide how they will test staff.

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