BOSTON (CBS) – The federal government is sending more than two million rapid coronavirus tests to help Massachusetts schools.
The Abbott BinaxNOW nasal swab tests can deliver results in 15 minutes.READ MORE: 'A Blast Furnace': Firefighters Battle Strong Winds, Flames At Roxbury Apartment Building
The Department of Secondary and Elementary Education said schools can receive the kits at no cost. They are hoping to start the first phase of these tests in schools that are using an in-person or hybrid model.READ MORE: Mother Accused Of Putting Baby In Trash Can Charged With Attempted Murder
Schools districts that are interested need to complete a survey by Friday, October 30.MORE NEWS: Thieves Target Toyota Prius Catalytic Converters In Cambridge
The first phase of testing is expected to begin in early November.