Why is the District doing pooled testing with students?

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Pooled testing covers multiple students at once and is an efficient and effective way to monitor for potential outbreaks of COVID-19 within school communities. Since the tests are anonymous and collected in bulk, pooled testing can be completed in less than 15 minutes in one class and gets faster as students get used to the process.  Testing for COVID-19, along with the correct use of masks, physical distancing, vaccinations, contact tracing, and quarantine, are key ways the District is mitigating the spread of COVID-19.