LAKE FOREST, Calif. & RALEIGH, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--U.S.-based health care services company Inspire Health Alliance today announced a COVID-19 testing program with the North Carolina Association of Educators designed to support a safe and sustainable return to in-person classroom instruction.
The partnership will supply the Association’s teachers with access to periodic at-home PCR testing kits that can be self-administered to monitor for COVID-19 infection. Each kit comes with self-nasal swabs as well as detailed instructions on how to collect a specimen and then overnight it back in the mail to Inspire’s CLIA-licensed laboratory.
“Quick, accurate and frequent COVID-19 testing is one of the most important tools that we can provide our dedicated educators as they return to work,” said Tamika Walker Kelly, president of the North Carolina Association of Educators. “By offering our educators the ability to easily and routinely test themselves, we hope to take a meaningful step toward containing infections before they are spread throughout our classrooms, buildings, or communities.”
John Kang, managing partner of Inspire Health Alliance, added, "Even with preventative measures in place, teachers across the country are understandably concerned about catching the virus. Testing is an important piece of the layered approach to mitigating the spread of COVID-19, particularly when early detection of asymptomatic cases can help to protect the health of the greater community.”
Inspire Health Alliance is working with school systems, private businesses, nonprofits and those on the frontlines across the country to provide coordinated testing solutions.
ABOUT INSPIRE HEALTH ALLIANCE
Inspire Health Alliance, a U.S.-based health care services company, works with healthcare providers to improve patient outcomes, lower costs and reduce risk via innovative care models and technology solutions. The company is focused on solving the country's unmet demand for widely available, accurate and affordable COVID-19 testing solutions that will help businesses, schools and communities safely reopen. To learn more, visit www.inspirehealthalliance.com.
ABOUT NORTH CAROLINA ASSOCIATION OF EDUCATORS
North Carolina Association of Educators (NCAE), an affiliate of the National Education Association (NEA), is the state’s largest education advocacy organization for public school employees, and represents active, retired, and student members. The mission of NCAE is to be the voice of educators in North Carolina that unites, organizes and empowers members to be advocates for education professionals, public education and children. To learn more about North Carolina Association of Educators, visit ncae.org or follow NCAE on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.