Keeping kids learning in classrooms
Focus on your child’s health and wellness
How is the COVID-19 pandemic affecting student learning?
Our public education system was not built to cope with the extended shift to remote learning and as a result is showing lasting effects on students’ academic success.
3 months of learning lost in mathematics and 1.5 months of learning lost in reading
Under-resourced students could fall behind by 6 to 12 months compared to 4 to 8 months for other students by June 2021
An additional 2 to 9% of high school students are estimated to drop out due to factors related to the coronavirus and school closures
Source McKinsey Report: COVID-19 and student learning in the United States
While vaccinations lower the risk of being infected, it is not 100% effective. Regular and comprehensive coronavirus testing remains the best way to keep the virus out of schools.
Confidently keep kids learning in the classroom
To regain lost ground and help avoid greater academic setback, it’s critical to keep children in the classroom. However, with the pandemic still underway, how do we ensure the health of children, teachers, and staff, especially children under 12 years old who are not eligible for the vaccine?
While vaccinations lower the risk of being infected, it is not 100% effective. Even after vaccination, children can still transmit COVID-19 and/or spread it to others. Regular and comprehensive coronavirus testing remains the best “early warning system” to keep the virus out of schools and children, school staff and communities healthier.
A simple and reliable coronavirus testing program
The Thermo Scientific™ ReadyCheckGo™ Testing Program for K–12 schools will provide:
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