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Detroit Schools To Children, Parents: Accept Weekly COVID Saliva Tests Or Stay Home

The Detroit Public Schools Community District has mandated weekly saliva testing of all students for COVID-19. Children whose parents are unwilling to give consent for this have been prohibited from attending in-school classes.

A district Frequently Asked Questions document states, “Any students who do not have consent on file will be subject to the process of transitioning to the Virtual School for the remainder of the year.”

“We are asking parents to provide consent for weekly testing,” said Chrystal Wilson, spokeswoman for the school district. “However some parents have opted out. Their students will be transitioned to the virtual school. We have approximately 98% of students who have submitted consent forms.”


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