Viral testing strategies should be part of a comprehensive prevention approach to keep schools open.
When schools implement testing combined with prevention strategies, they can detect new cases to prevent outbreaks, reduce the risk of further transmission in the community, and protect students, teachers, and staff from COVID-19.
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#Negative results do not rule out SARS-CoV-2 infection and should be considered in the context of an individual’s recent exposures, history and presence of clinical signs and symptoms consistent with COVID-19. Results should not be used as the sole basis for treatment or case management decisions, including infection control decisions
**Positive results indicate the presence of viral antigens, but clinical correlation with patient history and other diagnostic information is necessary to determine infection status
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