News brief on 4/21/21 “Community thru Covid”

This survey about asymptomatic testing in DCPS schools — not affiliated with DCPS but organized by a community member — asks staff and those with students in DCPS schools to share some basics about how the 10% randomized testing is working in practice. Here is the direct link to the short, anonymous survey; or find it via @DCPSCovidCases on Twitter.

If DCPS responds to our query about delays in notifying school communities of positive cases, that response will be added.

Related data at DC’s Coronavirus page

April 9 article about Covid infection and testing in DC schools — DCPS, charter, and private — from Perry Stein in the Washington Post. NOTE: Covid-related stories are offered free of charge. Also note that just 48 additional students — of thousands returning to in-person classrooms for Term 4 — were expected to join classrooms in Wards 7 and 8, according to another Stein story.

Full show and recordings linked here.

Published by vspatz

Virginia hosts Community Under Covid at We Act Radio, podcasts at, blogs on miscellaneous Jewish topics at "A Song Every Day, and manages the Education Town Hall and #WeLuvBooks sites. More at

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