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New COVID-19 testing program offered to Kentucky schools

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Vehicles line up at a Kentucky drive-through COVID-19 testing event. (Photo Courtesy: Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs Office)

FRANKFORT, KY (AP) — Kentucky Public Health Commissioner Steven Stack says his agency is offering a COVID-19 testing program for schools to assist with safe in-person learning for the upcoming academic year.

It is limited to staff and students of Kentucky K-12 public, private and charter schools.

“We’ve been given $134 million by the federal government to create a testing program for K-12 schools, public and private, throughout the entire commonwealth,” Stack said. “I urge everyone who operates a school out there to explore the options and make testing available to keep yourselves safe.”

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