Test all students and staff twice a week, or only close contacts? States have different school plans – here's what they mean
By Fiona Russell, Senior Principal Research Fellow; paediatrician; infectious diseases epidemiologist; vaccinologist, The University of Melbourne
Robert Booy, Infectious Disease Paediatrician and Senior Professorial Fellow, National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance, University of Sydney
States are using 2 main school testing strategies: testing everyone regularly, known as surveillance, having close contacts test daily for 7 days and come to school if negative, known as test to stay.
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- Wednesday, January 26, 2022