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SHIELD to start this week in D161 after short delay; administrators seek short-term help

SHIELD testing is to start in Flossmoor School District 161 this week, following a third party vendor delay that backed up the originally planned Sept. 9 rollout.

Superintendent Dana Smith presented the board of education with an updated schedule on Monday, Sept. 13, during a special meeting. SHIELD uses regular saliva testing to catch asymptomatic cases sooner in an attempt to prevent outbreaks in schools.

“We know the process will be slow the first few weeks . . .

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