Update on COVID-19 Testing by Grapefruit
A message from Grapefruit Testing’s Dr. Richard Pescatore
Friends and Families of Campbell Union School District,
It has now been more than a month since we began testing in CUSD, and our 10,000th test came and went this week. Positivity rates remain low, and classes in nearly every school have been able to remain safe and in-class. due to the "Modified Quarantine" process. "MQ" has been a phenomenal success, with its implementation being well-demonstrated to increase classroom attendance without allowing COVID to rip its way through schools, and has been featured recently in multiple major news outlets. Following California's lead, more and more states are now implementing MQ as a way to keep kids safe and in school.
We've heard some great feedback from all of you, and continue to welcome any and all comments to <http://www.privatedaddy.com/?q=fW0TE1NOBgxHeGcEQn8YMGlcBB9XQSFOXmUSamEyMg-3D-3D_713>. Through your feedback, we know that some results from the Community Testing POD located at Monroe Middle School are currently delayed about 72 hours, particularly around weekends and holidays. To get you results faster, we're implementing a dedicated weekend courier to get samples to the laboratory right away.
There are some exciting innovations on the way, too: an easier-to-access results portal, enhanced contact tracing to keep everyone highly informed, and more.
As always, don't hesitate to contact us directly with any questions, concerns, comments, or recommendations.
Dr. Richard Pescatore II, DO, FAAEM, FACEP
Chief Medical Officer, Grapefruit Testing