SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – 7 million California students and school staff are taking free tests on COVID-19 to help prevent outbreaks at their school when they return from spring break.
Governor Gavin Newsom’s office said the state sent or delivered more than 14.3 million antigen tests to counties and school districts on Saturday, enough for two tests per person.
Massive efforts to limit infection and avoid class closures after a break are part of the state’s “endemic” approach to coronavirus, which emphasizes prevention rather than mandatory disguise and business closure.
The state abolished the mandate for masks in schools on March 12, almost exactly two years after schools closed in many areas to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
California schools are preparing to detect COVID-19 cases after the break