Massachusetts canines trained to sniff schools for COVID

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NORTON, Mass. – The Bristol County Sheriff’s Department is using a new tool to sniff out the coronavirus in some schools — three canines.

When we get COVID, a change in our immune system gives off an odor the dogs can detect.

The dogs sniff areas where students have been, but do not check students individually.

For example, if a dog detects COVID in a chair, it can be determined who was sitting in the chair. Parents can then be contacted to see if their child want a COVID test.

Three school districts are taking advantage of the dogs and it doesn’t cost them a dime.

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