In the article,”White House Sends More COVID Tests to School” (BTW) I learned that rapid COVID-19 tests will be sent to schools every month to help control the spread of infections. This was prompted by the struggle of schools trying to stay open during the surge of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus. Tests will be sent to schools every month to help the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) maintain its “test-to-stay” strategy; tests more accessible to students & teachers may allow students to stay in school even after possible exposure.
I think that this is a great strategy by the government in an attempt to decrease or limit the number of people infected. I also believe that it should not be given to the students because many simply do not care. These tests should be available to the parents to pick up because then these tests will not go to waste because most parents are responsible. Also, these tests should go to the people who cannot afford or have limited access to them; public schools should be prioritized, if you go to a private school you should have no issue in obtaining tests.