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Information current as of October 6, 2021
Management structure for school screening
New Hampshire has contracted with four separate laboratory vendors, each offering a variety of testing services for schools to utilize, including: supplies, medical directorship, staffing to assist with collection if requested, planning, and reporting. The health department primarily manages the vendors, in addition to supplying BinaxNOW kits and personal protective equipment (PPE) for schools that request them.
Support provided to school districts
The overall approach to support K-12 schools is encouraging vaccination, where eligible, and supporting asymptomatic testing in schools. New Hampshire has implemented a flexible strategy for schools to design a testing plan that works the best for their organization. Smaller locations may opt to test their full population weekly, while other larger locations wish to target their high-risk populations, such as athletes. The goal is to provide testing in most forms that can be tailored to the needs of the institution.