When a student or employee came to campus for the first time during this academic year, a negative COVID test was required. On October 15, we began conducting "surveillance" testing, which targeted 20 percent of our on-campus community each week. After the Thanksgiving break, employees who are working on-campus are tested weekly. When students return to campus in January, all community members will be tested weekly.
Our surveillance testing will be conducted by our nursing staff using an RT-PCR assay.
Testing is one of many mitigation strategies. It is all of our strategies together that help us reduce the risk of a COVID outbreak on our campus.