NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. — The Niagara County Department of Health will begin conducting rapid tests at schools across the county starting Wednesday.
Health Director Dan Stapleton says the state is loaning the department of health five machines to do the rapid testing. They got about 2,250 test kits, so with a much larger population than that, he says it’s about prioritizing who gets them.
“If we had an outbreak, we would be using those machines for that but thankfully we don’t have an outbreak so we’re taking it to areas where we can identify schools are newly open for just a few weeks and now’s the time we will be able to look at the schools,” Stapleton said. “We’ll be doing every school district in Niagara County over the coming weeks.”
The county will begin the rapid testing over at Niagara Falls High School Wednesday and Thursday. Stapleton says because