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White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki and Education Secretary Miguel Cardona will hold a press conference Wednesday afternoon.
The briefing takes place after the Biden administration announced early Wednesday that $ 10 billion from the recently passed Coronavirus aid package will target Covid-19 testing for schools to accelerate return to face-to-face learning across the country.
The money goes towards screening and diagnostic tests for teachers, staff and students. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will allocate the funds to the states by April, the administration said.
The administration previously announced $ 650 million funding for testing at K-8 schools. The president has urged states to vaccinate all teachers and school staff in America by the end of March.