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

UC San Diego and San Diego County Test COVID-19 Early Alert System in Schools

Safer at School Early Alert pilot program uses wastewater and surface monitoring to detect the presence of SARS-CoV-2 in TK-8 schools and child care centers In an effort to help schools reduce the risk of COVID-19 outbreaks as they resume in-person instruction, UC San Diego and the County of San Diego are testing the Safer… Continue reading UC San Diego and San Diego County Test COVID-19 Early Alert System in Schools

EVENTBRITE: Safer at School Early Alert System: Tracking & Stopping COVID-19 at Schools

Registration Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/safer-at-school-early-alert-system-tracking-stopping-covid-19-at-schools-tickets-159544288261 SASEA is an innovative public health system approach to protect school & childcare communities against COVID-19 outbreaks. About this event SASEA Summer Town Halls Join us for a town hall meeting to learn about what our SASEA pilot did, what we discovered, and how you can make your school community safer. This… Continue reading EVENTBRITE: Safer at School Early Alert System: Tracking & Stopping COVID-19 at Schools

Wastewater Monitoring Piloted as Path to Safe School Reopening

The County of San Diego is working with the University of California San Diego on a pilot program that may provide a roadmap for schools to safely reopen while our community gets vaccinated. The Safer at School Early Alert system, or “Sassy” as it is called by participants, is an evidence-based program to detect SARS-CoV-2… Continue reading Wastewater Monitoring Piloted as Path to Safe School Reopening

San Diego area schools are testing water, floors for coronavirus

UC San Diego has created a wastewater and surface coronavirus testing program designed specifically for schools in disadvantaged communities hard-hit by COVID. The testing not only allows for faster results than traditional COVID testing, but UC San Diego researchers say it could be less costly and easier to implement in communities with families who may… Continue reading San Diego area schools are testing water, floors for coronavirus

12 San Diego County Schools, Child Care Centers Test Wastewater for COVID-19

Ten K-8th grade schools and two child care centers have signed on for the early detection program, which is called the Safer at School Early Alert system, as they resume in-person instruction. These San Diego County school and child care centers are monitoring for COVID-19 through wastewater thanks to a partnership between UC San Diego… Continue reading 12 San Diego County Schools, Child Care Centers Test Wastewater for COVID-19

Wastewater testing may help San Diego County form school reopening plan

County public health officials and UC San Diego are working together on a program to test wastewater at schools and childcare centers, which could lead to a plan to get students back in class safely. For the last four months, the partnership’s Safer at School Early Alert program has collected daily wastewater samples from 10… Continue reading Wastewater testing may help San Diego County form school reopening plan

County, UCSD COVID-19 programs hint at future for reopening schools

UC San Diego and San Diego County are testing a program to detect the virus which causes COVID-19 at schools and child care centers, it was announced Thursday. Modeled after UCSD’s Return to Learn — an approach to safely resume teaching, learning and research at a university — Safer at School Early Alert system is… Continue reading County, UCSD COVID-19 programs hint at future for reopening schools

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

The Safer at School Early Alert pilot program tests wastewater and surfaces to detect the presence of SARS-CoV-2 in schools and child care centers 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… Continue reading COVID-19 Early Detection System Tested in Schools by UC San Diego and San Diego County

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