Idaho schools get cash for COVID-19 testing as cases spike

By: | August 13, 2021

Gov. Brad Little is making $30 million available for K-12 school districts in Idaho to test students for COVID-19.

The move comes as the state is experiencing a new surge in coronavirus cases – the highest rate since January – and as schools are about to begin the fall semester.

Earlier this year, House Republicans killed a bill that would’ve allowed public and private schools to use $40.3 million for voluntary student testing.

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