COVID-19 Rapid Test Kits Available to Municipalities

The Baker-Polito administration announced on Wednesday, December 29 that new contracts with COVID-19 at-home test manufacturers will allow municipalities and other eligible entities to order rapid test kits at state-negotiated prices. Eligible entities include: Cities, towns, districts, counties, and other political subdivisions Executive, Legislative, and Judicial Branches, including all departments and elected offices therein Independent […]

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Webinar: Pool Testing for COVID-19

“Pool testing”—batching samples together and retesting individually if a result is positive—is a way for municipalities and schools to work together to provide regular, frequent, and cost-effective COVID-19 testing. In this December 14 webinar, attendees heard about a pool testing program led by Tufts University with Somerville and Medford Public Schools, as well as programs […]

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Webinar: Wastewater Testing for COVID-19

Cities and towns are deploying a number of strategies to identify the spread of COVID-19 in their communities. One emerging method: testing sewage from households and buildings for the presence of the virus. Knowing that COVID-19 is present in wastewater can be an important indicator of where its spread may be accelerating. In places where […]

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