COVID-19 Early Detection System Tested in Schools by UC San Diego and San Diego County

In an effort to help schools reduce the risk of COVID-19 outbreaks as they resume in-person instruction, University of California San Diego and the County of San Diego are testing the Safer at School Early Alert system, an evidence-informed program to detect SARS-CoV-2 at schools and child care centers.

Modeled after UC San Diego’s Return to Learn , a first-of-its-kind approach to safely resume teaching, learning and research at a university, Safer at School Early Alert system is scaled for individual schools and child care centers without the resources available at a research university. Through daily wastewater and surface monitoring, the Safer at School Early Alert tests for the presence of particles of the coronavirus. Combined with a responsive testing strategy, the aim is to quickly identify children or staff members who are infected with COVID-19 before an outbreak occurs.

Read More: https://health.ucsd.edu/news/releases/Pages/2021-02-11-covid-19-early-detection-system-tested-in-schools-by-uc-san-diego-and-san-diego-county.aspx