Published On: January 12, 2022

Every morning before school, Lauren O’Malley-Singh’s heart races as she straps on an N95 mask.

“I feel like I’m drowning,” said O’Malley-Singh, a nurse at Brighton High School in Boston.

She’s drowning in coronavirus tests. She gives upwards of 40 rapid tests a day, isolating the students who test positive, calling their parents and finding a way to get them home. When she’s not administering tests, she’s contact tracing as best she can and getting testing consent forms signed. Amid all that, she estimates that about once an hour, she’s helping a student find a place to get vaccinated.

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