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Danbury school officials outline COVID-19 testing requirements for unvaccinated staff

As of Wednesday 70-percent of Danbury school staff were vaccinated, but district officials believe that number would be closer to 80 percent vaccinated by today.  There will be several hundred employees that need weekly testing.  Staff who receive religious and medical exemptions for producing vaccine proof, are not exempt  from testing. 

Danbury doesn't have testing in house, but staff can get rapid or PCR tests on their.  The district will not accept home tests.  Danbury Public Schools has created a Google form for staff to fill out with name, contact information, confirmation of a test taken within 72 hours and place to upload the result. 

Anyone who gets an inconclusive test or didn't get their result on time will have to remain home on administrative leave, without pay. 

For this first week, staff can submit the results by this Friday.  A testing schedule will kick in next week, with staff required to submit their results no later than 4pm Tuesdays.

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