LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Los Angeles County schooling and well being officers introduced Tuesday they’ve acquired $300 million in federal funding to help COVID-19 testing efforts for lecturers, college students and employees.
The funds will probably be used to supply COVID testing at private and non-private colleges.
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“Making certain secure in-person instruction is important to addressing studying loss and selling social-emotional wellbeing. This testing program is a device to assist make that occur,” County Superintendent of Faculties Debra Duardo mentioned in a press release.
“It’s additionally one other instance of how LACOE, Public Well being and our county’s 80 districts have labored collectively for the reason that begin of the pandemic to help our college students and households.”
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The cash, from the U.S. Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention, is a part of a $12 billion CDC effort to develop testing.
Based on county officers, greater than 70% of faculty districts have present or deliberate COVID testing packages.
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The federal funds will assist cowl the prices of testing packages and staffing wants. It would additionally enable some districts to extend the frequency of COVID testing.