Will I need to touch the samples?

Please coordinate with your Test Supervisor on how testing will be run at your school. Typically, teachers safely open empty collection tubes at the start of sample collection and close and sanitize the tube at the end of sample collection. Because we designed the protocol to not require a school nurse or healthcare professional, the samples are safe to handle with the necessary PPE as outlined by your State and Public Health Officials. The minimal PPE to handle these samples is a face mask and gloves.