The Fight Against COVID-19


Mathew White, BNN Reporter

Every Tuesday, BMU staff and students are able to get tested for COVID-19.  Testing usually takes place in the BMU greenhouse. School nurse Kate Dunn stated, “The purpose of COVID-19 surveillance testing is to identify cases of COVID-19 within our school population that would possibly go undetected. It is just one mitigation technique that our school is using this year. The results from the COVID-19 testing on Tuesdays are usually available to staff and families by Thursday morning.”

 She also said, “The FDA has authorized the Pfizer vaccine to be available to children ages 5 through 11 years old. It is currently being reviewed by the CDC and an announcement from them is expected on November 5th.”  At that time, we may learn of potential clinics to be held at Blue Mountain.

 According to Dunn, “The Agency of Education is gathering vaccination rates of students and staff in the state’s schools to understand where they need to focus their vaccination efforts and determine the logistics of possible clinics.”