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Analysis Reveals Disparities In COVID Testing Among San Diego Unified Schools

4-year-old Max Martinez getting tested at the school district COVID-19 Testing Center in Chula Vista, Sept. 20, 2021.
Nicholas McVicker
4-year-old Max Martinez getting tested at the school district COVID-19 Testing Center in Chula Vista, Sept. 20, 2021.
Voice of San Diego reporter Will Huntsberry joined Midday Edition to talk about a recent analysis that revealed COVID testing disparities in San Diego Unified Schools.

A recent analysis from Voice of San Diego shows disparities in COVID testing across San Diego Unified schools.

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Though Latino and low-income communities have been hit hardest by this pandemic, those same communities and schools have less access to tests, putting students at a higher risk for infection.

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"Schools in richer parts of San Diego are doing more tests than schools in low-income areas," said Will Huntsberry, who joined Midday Edition Tuesday to talk about his recent report for Voice of San Diego.