Education Surface Testing

COVID-19 has created special challenges for educators.  Schools are naturally social environments that often create a high risk for transmission of the virus.  Young children and special needs children may not understand the necessity for social distancing.  Older children may not always comply with established rules.  While young people are typically at lower risk for severe symptoms, they can carry the virus to teachers, administrators, coaches, cleaning staff, and family members including vulnerable groups like the elderly.

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There is also evidence that a significant number of people infected with the virus do not show symptoms for several days or even at all.  This means that screening staff and students for a temperature or other symptoms when they arrive for school is unlikely to keep all infected individuals out.  Screening is also time-consuming and disruptive.

It is important to quickly identify the virus if it enters your school and to investigate its source.  Surface testing can provide the early warning you need to know that the virus has entered a classroom, teachers' lounge or locker room.  It can also be used to validate that your cleaning program is effectively removing the virus.  Implementing a surface testing program lets your staff, students and families know that you care about them and are doing everything possible to keep them safe.

Our experts will guide you every step of the way to create a testing program that is right for your school.  We will advise you about where and when to test, and what to do if the virus is detected.  We can collect the samples for you or train your team to perform the sampling.  We provide all testing materials and you will receive test results in a matter of hours so you can respond quickly to maintain a safe and healthy school.  Let our experts focus on the virus so you can focus on what you do best; education.

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