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Anne Strickland
21:23
Hi Betsy - are you asking if there is a way for staff to check their own competency?
Emily Poland
30:34
@Renee, I believe that for hand over hand assistance a non-nurse can be trained to do that. Parents could also assist for PreK kids at drop off.
Emily Poland
32:14
There isn't a minimum age for self swabbing so long as they are able to do it adequately.
Emily Poland
34:09
@Patricia-all supports from the vendor will be paid for by the state of Maine. There is no charge to the school even for extra support.
Anne Strickland
36:09
@Jean - yes 10-15 minutes for the full process including registering the tube number on the website. We've found a lot of school do this centrally - so each classroom will drop off their tube at a central registration site. And then the designee will register all the schools tests and pack them up for shipment together.
Jessica Taylor
44:37
Support team is very responsive now... how many schools are participating currently? And how will the response time potentially change when the # of participating schools goes up significantly next school year?
Emily Poland
51:22
@Meg a district can choose to try it in one school or one grade level as a way to phase it in and work through the process.
Emily Poland
52:18
@Kim all vaccinated people are encouraged to participate. A person who is in their 90-day period following a covid19 infection, they should not be part of the pool.
Gabrielle Wheeler
52:28
Do you quarantine the entire class when there is a positive?
Emily Poland
53:38
The quarantine/close contact determination is still being worked on by the Maine CDC. We do not have concrete answers.
Jean Cote
55:24
How to do we protect a student’s privacy if we test individual students when a positive is found in the pool and we do the follow up testing and we ID who the + student is.
Linda Cosgrove
57:29
What % positivity rate makes this statistically viable?
Gabrielle Wheeler
01:01:55
If the entire class does not participate I don’t know if I completely understand why you wouldn’t have the entire class then do a second test or quarantine those that dont
Jessica Taylor
01:02:43
??? Answer to privacy of POS student question above?
Emily Poland
01:02:49
Kids are absent for lots of reasons. We need to remind classes of this.
Katy Inman
01:02:52
Can we be sent educational materials for administrators and teachers to begin to build consensus?
Katy Inman
01:03:59
My concern is the kids who don’t add to the pool because they are within the 90 day post period.
Katy Inman
01:04:07
Their privacy.