COVID-19 tests for students could offer ‘false sense of security’

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While Maine colleges and universities plan to test many students and staff as they reopen their campuses this fall, the same scale of testing is unlikely in the state’s public schools.

Education Commissioner Pender Makin said recently in an interview with the Bangor Daily News that such testing could offer a false sense of security because, unlike on a college campus, students return to their homes and communities every day where they can be exposed to the virus even after testing negative.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that schools test students and staff who show symptoms of COVID-19 or suspect they have been exposed to the virus.

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