FAIRFAX COUNTY, Va. (WDVM) — Virginia’s largest school system, Fairfax County Public Schools, says it’s limiting some of its COVID-19 testing options due to the low transmission of the virus in the area.
The school system will no longer have optional weekly screenings for all schools. It’s also stopping drive-thru testing at two main locations, including the Gatehouse Administration Center and its Sideburn Center.
School leaders say low levels of COVID-19 cases and a high vaccine rate for students led to the decision.
It’s unclear how teachers, parents, or kids feel about the move.
The school system is still offering a special testing program for students with symptoms of COVID-19.