State making changes to school COVID-19 testing program

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Published: May. 26, 2022 at 4:23 PM EDT
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SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) - The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education has announced changes to its COVID-19 testing policies.

Through the rest of this spring, self-tests will now be made more widely available for testing before or during school.

This summer, while self-testing for symptomatic cases will continue, all other services will end.

Then starting this fall, the state will no longer supply self-tests or other testing services to its school or districts.

DESE said districts are encouraged to implement their own testing programs and may purchase self-tests using the statewide contract.