ENOLA – The Wolf Administration announced two initiatives to support K-12 schools and institutions of higher education during the 2021-2022 school year. The PA Department of Health is directing vaccine providers to support COVID-19 vaccination clinics at institutions of higher education and K-12 schools. Also, both PA Departments of Health and Education announced a partnership with Boston-based Concentric by Ginkgo Bioworks to provide free COVID-19 testing in K-12 schools statewide to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and outbreaks in schools during the upcoming school year. School districts will have to opt in, and parents must give consent. For participating school districts, the weekly tests will be conducted in classrooms. The tests involve a nasal swab, with samples pooled and run as a single test to identify the presence of COVID-19 in a school.