FROM DIAGNOSTIC TO TESTING:

How to Rapidly Scale Your Diagnostic Testing Program to Respond to School Outbreaks

This event took place on September 30, 2021

FROM DIAGNOSTIC TO TESTING

Lessons from the first L2R Learning Network event!

We are excited to share that 167 superintendents, nurses, ESD regional testing coordinators, and others joined us for the first Learning Network session, “Diagnostic to Outbreak: How to Rapidly Scale Your Diagnostic Testing Program to Respond to School Outbreaks.”

The L2R Learning Network’s first event focused on useful information for COVID-19 testing teams:

      • How to Rapidly scale diagnostic testing
      • A case study on the Step-by-Step process for outbreak response
      • Moderated Q&A Session

Watch the full recording below to gather insights about outbreak mitigation through testing and contact tracing and learn how Ocosta Elementary School scaled its testing program to rapidly address outbreaks.

Video Index:

  • Introductory remarks from Health Commons (0:00-04:50), OSPI (04:51-07:41), and DOH (07:42-12:03)
  • Learning Session with Rebecca Pizzitola (Health Commons): Responding to COVID-19 Outbreaks in School (12:17-27:10)
  • Case Study on Ocosta Elementary School with Testing Coordinator Kimberly Stoll-French (27:11-36:00)
  • General Q&A and report from breakout discussions* (38:20-57:45)

*Breakout discussions were not recorded.

You can download the toolkit here:

 

KEY DISCUSSION ITEM

CONTACT TRACING

Attendees noted challenges with managing contact tracing in the wake of increased transmission, and difficulties recruiting staff to oversee this work even with the labor support (or staffing support) fund from DOH.

If you have implemented successful strategies to mitigate these issues or have helpful tips that you can share with other districts, please reach out to Health Commons at schools@healthcommonsproject.org. We will share insights through the L2R Learning Network. 

Thanks to everyone who joined the first event!

THANK YOU TO OUR

Speakers

Michaela Miller

Deputy Superintendent, Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Lacy Fehrenbach

Deputy Secretary for Prevention, Safety, and Health, Washington State Department of Health

Sarah Sutton

Director of School Programs, Health Commons Project

Kimberly Stoll-French

COVID-19 Testing Coordinator, Ocosta School District 

THE LEARNING NETWORK IS A COLLABORATION BETWEEN