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January 6, 2022 | Source: 7NEWS Boston

Massachusetts state education officials hope in the coming weeks to launch a version of their public school test-and-stay program for child care centers around the state in an effort to keep more children and educators in schools as exposures to COVID-19 increase.

The tests are being distributed in partnership with Neighborhood Villages, an early child care advocacy group that has also been running a state-funded pooled testing program for child care centers since last year.

Education officials said that so far more than 2,100 child care programs have signed up to receive rapid tests from the state, and EEC is working to find a way to provide access to tests for every child care staff member.


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