LBUSD Sup't Says All Unvaccinated Students -- Including All Those Under Age 12 - Will Undergo Surveillance Testing Involving Anterior Nasal Swabs
|(Aug. 19, 2021)-- At the conclusion of the Aug. 18 School Board meeting -- after public comment was concluded -- Superintendent Dr. Jill Baker announced that based on discussions with LB's Health Dept. LBUSD would implement "vaccination surveillance" of its enrolled students. What did that mean?
In response to our request for clarification, LBUSD spokesman Chris Eftychiou said the testing Superintendent Baker described as asymptomatic surveillance testing would be for all unvaccinated students...including those under age 12 (who are not yet authorized to receive the COVID-19 vaccines.
Superintendent Baker said LBUSD management's decision comes after discussions with LB's Health Dept.
No School Board members objected to the Superintendent's announced action (and there was no opportunity for public comment, pro or con, at he conclusion of the Board meeting.)
The test method will be an anterior nasal swab test implemented by LBUSD for a few weeks when it resumed the spring 2021 semester in person. It's shown in a California Department of Health video demonstration viewable here.
Details (including how often the tests would be performed) are expected in Superintendent Baker's Monday (Aug. 23) video update.
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