OSCEOLA COUNTY, Fla. — The Osceola County school district says they want to test for coronavirus inside their buildings as soon as the school year starts.
The superintendent said the district has a plan in place and they are just waiting on the board's approval.
Osceola County school leaders are looking to use pool testing, where a group of people from the building could have their results tested at one time.
The Osceola County school district wants to start coronavirus testing in schools in just a few weeks, but testing wouldn't come free.
Superintendent Debra Pace said rather than testing each test individually, the district will use what is called batch testing, which involves a group of samples being tested at once.
Pace said the district has partnered with a lab that would do the tests.
The school board will have to approve the proposed testing plan at their next meeting on Aug. 18.
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