Briefing, August 27, 2020

Today’s test results include testing done during the first day of move-in for residence hall students that began Tuesday, August 25.

All residence hall students are being tested during move-in. This testing strategy will identify students who arrived on campus with an infection, including those who do not display any symptoms. This comprehensive, mandatory testing may result in an increased percentage of individuals who test positive compared to voluntary testing at other testing sites. Students from residence halls who test positive are placed in campus isolation or return home for their isolation period to limit additional spread of the virus within residence halls.

We expect to administer about 8,000 tests during move-in week; thereafter, we expect to perform about 6,000 tests per week – about 15 to 20 percent of the total population expected on campus this semester.

As of August 27, two students are in on-campus quarantine and none are in on-campus isolation. Read more about quarantine, isolation and testing follow-up procedures.

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