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Colorado school district to provide weekly COVID-19 test

Aspen High School
Posted at 11:06 AM, Nov 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-02 13:06:23-05

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) — A school district in northern Colorado has announced plans to start voluntary testing of its staff and students beginning this week through the end of the year.

The Aspen Times reported that Aspen School District Superintendent David Baugh said the district will be able to provide about 2,000 COVID-19 oral swab tests a week, with results expected in about 48 hours.

Staff members are expected to be first beginning Tuesday, and student testing is expected to soon follow.

Baugh said students or staff who test positive will be asked to quarantine for at least 10 days and to seek a second test before being allowed back on campus.