Notes From the Field

Multipathogen Respiratory Virus Testing Among Primary and Secondary School Students and Staff Members in a Large Metropolitan School District

Missouri, November 2, 2022-April 19, 2023

Jennifer L. Goldman, MD; Brian R. Lee, PhD; Janelle Porter, DSW; Anila Deliu, MPH; Shannon Tilsworth, MSN; Olivia M. Almendares, MSPH; Sadia Sleweon, MPH; Hannah L. Kirking, MD; Rangaraj Selvarangan, PhD; Jennifer E. Schuster, MD


Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. 2023;72(28):772-774. 

In This Article

Abstract and Introduction


Respiratory virus infections are common in school-aged children.[1] Although children spend most of their awake hours in the school setting, few data are available on the prevalence of respiratory viruses in schools. Surveillance for respiratory viruses other than SARS-CoV-2 has not been widely conducted in primary and secondary schools.[2]