POC Testing and CLIA Waiver
IASA hosted a webinar with Gower 62 Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Victor Simon, on Monday, December 7th. Gower has had a full-day, full student body, in-person learning model in place since August 21st, and the district is currently utilizing COVID-19 point of care rapid antibody and point of care rapid antigen tests on-site that are carried out by district staff with some early success. The district has also deployed an at-home, saliva based (rRT-PCR) test kits, which are analyzed off-site. Participants received an email with materials and links referenced in the webinar. The Gower School District's Return to School webpage is another resource where these materials have been posted as a way to share with colleagues interested in developing an on-site testing program of their own.