Osceola County School District approves two COVID-19 testing methods

VIDEO: Osceola County School District approves two COVID-19 testing methods

The Osceola County School District has a plan in place to test students and staff for COVID-19.

The district said about 10% of the student population will be tested randomly with parent permission.

The school district board on Tuesday approved two methods to use: Pool testing and symptomatic testing.

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Pool testing will happen at schools in the Kissimmee-area ZIP codes then expand from there. The district said they’re basing it on ZIP that have had the highest number of positive COVID-19 cases.

The board will also test people who are exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms within the school district and send the results to the health department.