COVID-19 Testing in Schools: Grapefruit Testing’s National Group of 100+ Doctors Reaches 50,000 Summer Campers with No-Cost Testing

Grapefruit’s Simple & Sweet approach to COVID-19 testing has reached thousands. Now, they are using their team of ER and public health physicians to provide grant-supported COVID-19 consulting to schools across the country.

Press release

updated: Aug 8, 2021 13: 28 EDT

August 8, 2021

Grapefruit Testing has risen to become one of the most recognized names in COVID-19 testing for summer camps and educational institutions. After completing more than 50,000 tests and amassing an astounding team of more than 160 emergency medicine physicians, Grapefruit’s name is not the only thing they are garnering attention for.

(50,000 tests) is just the beginning. We are humbled to be able to create a system that does more than just provide a test for communities. Schools have peace of mind that very few, if any, medical organizations can offer. Grapefruit is a unique partner that can tailor a community response strategy. This is why we consider Grapefruit to be the best-in class. Your own consultant public health physician is just one of many benefits. This includes the ability to coordinate response testing, pre-arrival, and on-site coordination. We have a physician on call for schools to interface with at all times, can assist with promoting vaccination within in the community, and work directly with local stakeholders to implement a customized response plan to combat COVID-19 in schools.

– Richard Pescatore DO, FACEP. FAAEM Medical Director, Grapefruit Medical

Dr. Pescatore said that the team has been receiving numerous calls asking for advice on how best to respond to the recent spike in variants and transmissions in younger people. Many schools are requesting help with use of the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund (ESSER) support. Grapefruit continues to serve the community as an effective leader responding to COVID-19 in K-12 schools. They are the only school solutions partner for the School Superintendents Association (AASA) that specializes in COVID-19 testing and consulting.

The organization’s national footprint continues to expand. They are currently adding more school partners as of August 2021. They don’t charge anything beyond ESSER grant support and the CARES Act Providers relief Fund.

To become a partner, please reach out to the team at [email protected].

More information on the company can be found at

Source: Grapefruit Testing

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