COVID-19 Testing Results Must Be Made Public
Statement of School Board Member, Erika Siemsen, District 2
MILWAUKEE, WI – Upon hearing from some of our community partners about COVID-19 testing results and, specifically, pool testing not being reported, I believe that families, staff, and the Milwaukee community have the right to understand how such testing occurs within Milwaukee Public Schools. When pool testing is conducted and in instances where there appears to be exposure to COVID-19, the classroom is closed and students return to virtual learning as a precaution. If, during that closure, it is determined that an individual has a positive COVID-19 test, that occurrence must be factored into the criteria used for closing the entire school.
School communities have a right to know when pool testing occurs in their schools, and if there were positive results. I believe that this information must be made public, not only to ensure full transparency and clarity on testing procedures, but to promote the safety of students, staff, and the entire Milwaukee community.
For more information, call the Office of Board Governance at (414) 475-8284.
- COVID-19 vaccination clinic and meal giveaway to occur June 23 - Common Council President Cavalier Johnson - Jun 21st, 2021
- Supervisor Coggs-Jones and Community Huddle to Host COVID-19 Vaccination Drive - Sup. Priscilla E Coggs-Jones - Jun 21st, 2021
- MKE County: COVID-19 Cases at Historic Low - Graham Kilmer - Jun 18th, 2021
- DHS Now Tracking SARS-CoV-2 Variant of Concern B.1.617.2, the Delta Variant - Wisconsin Department of Health Services - Jun 16th, 2021
- Milwaukee Health Department to Host Second Vaccine Clinic on June 17 - City of Milwaukee Health Department - Jun 15th, 2021
- State High Court Blocks School Closures - Erik Gunn - Jun 12th, 2021
- MKE County: Child COVID-19 Vaccination Rate Rising - Graham Kilmer - Jun 11th, 2021
- City of Milwaukee Weekly COVID-19 Update - City of Milwaukee Health Department - Jun 11th, 2021
- DHS Community-Based Vaccination Clinics to Begin Ramping Down Operations - Wisconsin Department of Health Services - Jun 11th, 2021
- Gov. Evers Orders Flags to Half-Staff in Honor of Firefighter Joshua D. Fedie of the Boscobel Fire Department - Gov. Tony Evers - Jun 11th, 2021
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