Local schools begin yellow zone testing requirements

first_imgDistrict Superintendent Nicole Wolfe told 12 News the state’s rapid testing cards didn’t arrive until after school on Tuesday. Because of this, UE was unable to comply with the testing mandate this past week. Governor Andrew Cuomo extended the yellow zone restrictions in Broome County another two weeks; its status will be reevaluated on November 6. “You open it up, and you put the applicator in here with six drops of this liquid, you close up your card and eventually you get your test results, so all of this is a lot more simple and easier to use than having a lot of equipment you have to bring around,” she said Friday. The testing kits are state of the art, with a less invasive procedure than normal testing methods. Wolfe said the cards are capable of delivering results after just 15 minutes. Wolfe said the new technology would make the testing process much more efficient. Four of the district’s schools (CFJ Elementary, George F. Johnson Elementary, Jennie F Snapp Middle School and the high school) are physically located within the state’s yellow zone. Because of this, each building must test 20% of its students, teachers, and staff every week. ENDICOTT (WBNG) — After the delay of the state’s testing supplies, the Union-Endicott Central School District began its mandated testing Friday.last_img

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