Kentucky Schools Struggle with COVID-19 Outbreaks
Dahlia Imanbay September 10, 2021
On September 8th, 2021— BASE10 Genetics, Inc., a technology company advancing precision medicine through disease management as a software, received approval by the Commonwealth of Kentucky to become a service provider in their K-12 School COVID-19 Testing Program. 
Kentucky schools are experiencing an increase in the number of students and staff that are in quarantine or have tested positive for COVID-19, which has unfortunately led to one-fifth of the school districts temporarily closing for in-person learning. A comprehensive COVID-19 weekly testing program is an essential part in keeping outbreaks under control and providing a safe environment for in-person learning. 

BASE10's Infection Control program offers COVID-19 testing, tracking, and reporting all under one Disease Management Platform. Since the start of the pandemic, BASE10 has been instrumental in partnering with organizations in long-term care to combat the COVID-19 pandemic through facilitating infection control practices, helping over 100 nursing homes across the country. 

Rob Holton, Cofounder of BASE10 Genetics, Inc. said, “As a father of young twin daughters, I understand first-hand the importance and impact that the Delta variant is having on young children. Because of the significant success BASE10 has had protecting the most at-risk populations in many Kentucky long-term care facilities, we are truly honored to be part of the testing efforts in Kentucky school systems aimed at preventing the further spread of the disease.” 

Kentucky’s K-12 School COVID-19 Testing Program is a voluntary program paid for by federal grant funding and offered by the Kentucky Department for Public Health (KDPH) in partnership with the Center for Disease Control (CDC) for Kentucky K-12 schools who wish to participate in school-based COVID-19 screening testing for teachers, staff, and students to assist schools in reopening safely for in-person instruction.  


About BASE10 Genetics, Inc.  

Located in Chicago, BASE10 is a healthcare software technology company whose platform creates turnkey disease management programs that can be deployed at scale for nursing home operators, pharmacies, payors, and self-funded employers.  

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