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Lakota part of state rapid testing pilot

WCPO and Lakota Schools |

The study is in response to complaints from some Ohio districts that quarantining students who were in proximity to students testing positive has been overly cautious and forced large numbers of healthy students to miss in-person school, sports, and other extra-curricular activities due to staying at home for two weeks.

The “rapid coronavirus test pilot public health evaluation” by the state involves a “quick test performed on voluntary participants, with parental and student consent,” according district officials.

“The test can be performed with results in about 20 minutes. The purpose is to determine if and how cases are spread among children, regardless of symptoms,” said officials.

Superintendent Miller shared information related to the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Lakota schools in a recent video. His video address covered:

  • An update about the trends they are seeing in schools;
  • Lakota’s inclusion in Gov. DeWine’s public health evaluation to determine whether or not students, when wearing masks, should be quarantined as a close contact to a positive COVID-19 case; and
  • Information related to how a shift to remote learning might occur.

There is no plan in place for the district to shift to remote learning at this time.

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