Fed Relief Dollars for Teacher COVID-19 Testing

Nevada lawmakers allocated $6.2 million in federal relief dollars to a program that will test thousands of teachers across the state for COVID-19 as they return to classrooms for in-person instruction. The program will pay for personnel, test kits, test processing and surveillance for up to 62,500 teachers and support staff throughout Nevada. in Washoe County, students and teachers at 16 schools in the Reno area have tested positive for the virus since returning to classrooms in mid-August.