WILMINGTON, DE (AP) – Delaware health and education officials are partnering with a California company to bring rapid antigen coronavirus tests to schools to “prevent transmission and keep schools open.” Health officials announced a $15 million partnership with Quidel Corporation, which has already started at five pilot schools for summer school students and staff. Quidel can expand to all 350 of Delaware’s K-12 public, private, and charter schools in the fall. Officials say the tests will provide results in as little as 10 minutes and be reported back to families within 24 hours. Division of Public Health Director Dr. Karyl Rattay says the highest priority is getting all children back to school.

DR. KAROL RATTAY