Affinity Empowering Enrolls First Schools in New Jersey and Pennsylvania for No-Cost COVID-19 Tests Through Operation Expanded Testing
– Mastery Schools are the first schools in Pennsylvania and are among the first schools in New Jersey to enroll in Operation Expanded Testing
– Enrollment into Operation Expanded Testing for all eligible organizations is “click and go” through Affinity Empowering’s website, affinitytesting.com
ALEXANDRIA, Va., Aug. 16, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Affinity Empowering, Inc., a leading provider of the most sophisticated and secure occupational, behavioral, and direct-to-consumer health services, today announced that the Mastery Schools have enrolled into Operation Expanded Testing (OET); these are the first schools enrolled in Pennsylvania and are among the first schools in New Jersey. OET is a federally funded program to provide no-cost, “click and go” COVID-19 surveillance testing to K-12 schools, Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), summer school programs, correctional facilities, homeless shelters, select non-profit community centers, and more.
The Mastery Schools are a charter school network of 24 schools and over 14,000 K-12 students in Camden, N.J. and Philadelphia, Penn. COVID-19 testing under OET will begin on August 23, 2021 and will be conducted weekly for all students. Regular surveillance testing is recommended by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as part of a layered strategy to mitigate COVID-19 in schools.
“When it comes to reopening schools in the Mastery network, our number one priority is the safety of our students, teachers, staff, and more. Regular testing for COVID-19 is a proven strategy to effectively reduce positivity rates and limit viral spread,” said Laura Clancy, Senior Advisor of Health and Safety at Mastery Schools. “We are grateful to the Affinity team for reaching out and working with us to enroll our schools in the Operation Expanded Testing program. Having no-cost testing truly brings a sense of security to our community.”