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: Man Runs Off With 'High-Value' Diamond Necklace From Swansea Jewelry Store
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: State Workers Face Sunday Deadline To Get COVID Vaccine Or Risk Losing Jobs
Schools districts that are interested need to complete a survey by Friday, October 30.MORE NEWS: Coronavirus In Massachusetts: Today's Developments
The first phase of testing is expected to begin in early November.