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  • Andrew Lane, COVID-19 coordinator and director of the Sharon Academy Middle School, right, collects a nasal swab in Sharon, Vt., on Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2022, for a PCR test from a student who had an exposure late last week and was asymptomatic. With the PCR results expected in as little as 36 hours, the student also took a rapid antigen test, which was negative. As the Vermont Agency of Education issued a new test-at-home COVID-19 protocol for public schools last week, independent schools in the state are to continue with test-to-stay. Lane said that because of the small size of his school and his expectation that independent schools will receive the same test-at-home supplies in a matter of weeks, he is comfortable continuing with the current routine. “Once you do something every day, it becomes ritual,” said Lane. (Valley News - James M. Patterson) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com. James M. Patterson

  • School Counselor Lydia Wood, packages up her nasal swab after taking a PCR test at the Sharon Academy Middle School in Sharon, Vt., on Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2022. Wood, who also works as an EMT and has family members who are immunocompromised, said she is testing weekly as a precaution. (Valley News - James M. Patterson) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com. James M. Patterson

Published: 7/21/2022 9:46:26 AM
Modified: 7/21/2022 9:46:02 AM




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