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Biden Agencies Pitch Covid Testing Hubs to Reopen K-8 Schools

Feb. 19, 2021, 7:03 PM

The Biden administration envisions a nationwide network of Covid-19 testing hubs to boost capacity and enable K-8 schools to reopen, a public notice released Thursday shows.

The effort by the Army and the Department of Health and Human Services would create four centers to organize laboratory networks and prioritize schoolchildren. Each hub location could report as many as 25 million test results per month.

“This is an important step forward that will increase the nation’s testing capacity to enable K-8 schools to open, and stay open, for in-person learning while attempting to minimize disruptions to the existing COVID-19 testing supply...

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