Many Bay Area school districts sent children home with something extra this holiday break: COVID-19 test kits.
The districts are hoping the children will take the tests before they return to school in the new year.
About 22,000 at-home rapid COVID-19 test kids went home with Mount Diablo Unified School District students and staff.
Superintendent Dr. Adam Clark said the district has its own testing, but the kits are different.
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"It is something that can help students and families feel more comfortable during vacation as they are having relatives and folks coming over to their homes," Clark said.
People who took a test kit have to go online and register.
"You have to share your results online whether you're positive or negative," Clark said.
If a student tests positive, there are additional questions, including whether they're vaccinated or unvaccinated.
"Worst case scenario: a student is quarantined for 10 days. That’s probably a non-vaccinated student," Clark said.