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Godfrey Lee Public Schools begins offering COVID testing to students

Posted at 5:50 PM, Oct 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-07 17:50:22-04

WYOMING, Mich. — Students with symptoms of COVID-19 in Godfrey Lee Public Schools can now get a COVID test at school.

It's a pilot program through the Kent County Health Department as well as Arctic Testing.

Parents can pick up and take home a saliva test and have results within 24 hours.

“Given that our community has a high percentage of students of color, and the highest percentage of free and reduced lunch in Kent County, it was natural to provide a point of service at our schools,” Kevin Polston, superintendent for Godfrey Lee Public Schools said.

Godfrey Lee Superintendent Kevin Polston says its important for students and parents to have access to testing.

“Having a widely available rapid based test is another service to keep face to face instruction open,” Polston said.

“We won’t be out of COVID-19 until we have a vaccine or a therapy that can help us get out of it. But we really believe we can test our way through it."