REVERE, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — Students in the Revere school system will go home with a highly-coveted Christmas gift on Wednesday: an at-home COVID test. The district is giving out around 7,500 tests to every one of its students, in an effort to control the spread of the virus.
"The hopes is that this can provide a safety net for families and students during the winter break when gatherings are going to increase," said Assistant Superintendent Richard Gallucci. The tests are coming from the Baker Administration's free at-home test handout to more than a hundred municipalities across the state.
Gallucci said the idea is for the students to use one of the tests on January 3, the day before the students come back to school.
The state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education reported more than 8,000 COVID cases in state schools last week.
WBZ's Carl Stevens (@Carlwbz) reports: