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SAN JOSE, CA - The Santa Clara County Office of Education (SCCOE) will now offer routine testing to Santa Clara County district and SCCOE staff in an effort to continue to slow the spread of COVID-19.
Routine testing provides a more accurate view of how many cases exist in the community and insight and information about how and where the virus is spreading. It also provides an important, measurable way to help reduce the transmission of COVID-19 by identifying potentially asymptomatic individuals so that they can avoid public places until their infectious period is over. Routine testing of front-line workers is critical to providing students and staff with a safe and healthy learning environment.
“While we have adopted regular behaviors and practices that minimize the spread of this disease, as of yesterday, we have moved back into Purple or Widespread Tier as defined in the Blueprint for a Safer Economy, which is a sign that we still need to remain vigilant,” said Santa Clara County Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Mary Ann Dewan. “Implementing the safety measures, like routine testing for staff, is necessary for the gradual reopening of schools to in-person instruction within the coming months, and it demonstrates our dedication to providing staff and students with a safe and healthy learning environment.”
Routine testing will be conveniently located throughout the county for district and SCCOE staff. It is painless, easy to self-administer, and the results will be available within 24-48 hours.
It is essential for everyone to continue to wash hands frequently, wear a face covering, maintain more than 6 feet distance from others, remember that outdoor activities are safer than indoor, and engage in routine testing. If you are experiencing symptoms, please immediately contact your healthcare provider.
About the Santa Clara County Office of Education
Working collaboratively with school and community partners, the Santa Clara County Office of Education (SCCOE) is a regional service agency that provides instructional, business, and technology services to the 31 school districts of Santa Clara County. The County Office of Education directly serves students through special education programs, alternative schools, Head Start and State Preschool programs, migrant education and Opportunity Youth Academy. The SCCOE also provides academic and fiscal oversight and monitoring to districts in addition to the 22 Santa Clara County Board of Education authorized charter schools.