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For some Illinois administrators, teachers, and parents, the 2020 school year has been challenging enough and for even more, it is about to get more challenging.

This week the Illinois Department of Public Health announced they any student who is sent home needing a negative COVID test to return to the classroom will no longer be able to use the results of the rapid-tests. CEO of Warner Hospital Paul Skowron explains this means any test done - in Clinton, at least - will have to wait at least a day for their results to return.



Superintendent of Clinton Schools Curt Nettles says he has seen first-hand the inaccuracies of the rapid tests. He calls it a scenario of being safe rather than sorry.



Skowron says the administration of the test will remain the same. It is the same swab and the same kit, the only difference is the results are examined away from the City-owned facility as opposed to getting results right away.

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