The Enterprise Elementary School District is the first school district in Shasta County to initiate broad scale COVID-19 staff testing. This has enabled EESD to take the next steps in ensuring the safest environment possible for students and staff. The in-house testing, which is conducted by district health personnel, generally obtains results within 48-72 hours. Testing on each school site is done regularly. The test that is administered is a PCR or Polymerase Chain Reaction test. This is considered the "gold standard" of testing. This test amplifies the DNA in a sample continuously until the sample taken is determined to be positive or negative for COVID-19. By conducting regular testing, we can identify positive cases, trace contacts, and begin isolation or quarantine more quickly. As a result, we can help stop the spread of the virus at a school site and keep our schools open.
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