Blue Valley School District beefing up COVID-19 testing efforts to keep kids in school

As COVID-19 cases decline, the Blue Valley School District says the district's current masking policy in combination with multiple testing avenues are helping to reduce the spread. The district will be launching a new program next month that allows an exposed student to stay in school as long as they test negative each day over a seven-day period. File image.

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases within the Blue Valley School District have been on the decline, according the quarterly COVID-19 prevention update presented to the Board of Education at their meeting Monday night.

The update took the board through both current and future measures staff within the district are implementing in order to keep students in school.