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FDA opens door to rapid, at-home screening for COVID-19

The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday opened the door to COVID-19 testing that could be fast, cheap, and handled entirely at home — if companies don’t find the rules too burdensome.

Routine screening of people who don’t know they have COVID-19 could transform the fight against the disease.

“These types of tests will be a game-changer in our fight against COVID-19 and will be crucial as the nation looks toward reopening,” FDA Commissioner Dr. Stephen Hahn said in a statement announcing how the agency will approve at-home tests.

So far, the FDA hasn’t allowed anyone to sell tests for at-home use.

Lab tests to detect the coronavirus are accurate, but they’re often restricted to people who have COVID-19 symptoms. It often takes days to get results — by which point the person may have already infected others.

Other tests are fast, but so expensive they’re unlikely to be used

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Readying your teen for virtual school this fall? Create new at-home study spaces with these tips

Motivation to hit the books books can be difficult to find. Make it easier with a comfortable space reserved for study time. Stimulate the mind with colorful supplies and designs that inspire.

Available in an assortment of colors, the Swingline Anywhere stapler helps students keep it all together. $4.59, target.com

The Realspace Halton desk combines style and utility, featuring a sleek design and drawers for files and office supplies. $199.99, Office Depot

Realspace Halton desk from Office Depot
Realspace Halton desk from Office Depot

This sticky memo notepad ball comes in a colorful array and a fun shape. $12,

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Sticky memo notepad ball from Urban Outfitters
Sticky memo notepad ball from Urban Outfitters

The Pen to Paper mousepad serves double duty, functioning as a notepad, too. $12,

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Pen to Paper mousepad from Urban Outfitters
Pen to Paper mousepad from Urban Outfitters

Room Essentials’ organizer task lamp illuminates any space and holds small supplies in its base. $14.99, target.com

Artori Design’s Book & Hero bookend, available through Amazon
Artori Design’s Book & Hero bookend, available through Amazon

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