Wicomico Public Schools Receives 1,000 COVID Tests from Salisbury University
Wicomico County Public Schools recently received a donation of nearly 1,000 COVID-19 rapid antigen tests from Salisbury University.
SU requires COVID-19 testing for all students, faculty and staff who have received an exemption from the University System of Maryland’s COVID-19 vaccine requirement to maintain campus access. Those exemptions have fallen to less than 6% of the campus population, fewer tests have been necessary, leaving SU with a surplus nearing expiration.
Wicomico County Superintendent of Schools Dr. Donna Hanlin praised SU for its support of a safe and healthy learning environment in Wicomico County Public Schools: “We are delighted that Salisbury University reached out to us with these rapid antigen tests, which will aid us in continuing to support the health and safety of our students, teachers and school staff, as well as the overall health of their families and the community.”
“We are happy that Wicomico County Public Schools is able to put these tests to good use in keeping students, educators and staff members safe,” said SU President Charles Wight. “Like many other aspects of the school system’s ongoing partnerships with SU, this donation is a win-win for all involved.”
As part of its ongoing commitment to health and safety, Wicomico County Public Schools provides free COVID-19 testing for any students or employees who experience symptoms of the virus or who have had close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19.
Thank You Salisbury University!
(From left: Dr. Frederick Briggs, Wicomico County Public Schools Chief Academic Officer and Assistant Superintendent for Instruction; Natalie Booth, SU Campus Health nurse; SU President Charles Wight and SU Chief of Staff Eli Modlin.)