What is being done to ensure safety at test sites?

Test sites were evaluated for safety and feasibility by a team including University Health Services; Environment, Health and Safety; and Facilities Planning and Management, and designed to maintain appropriate physical distancing and low density. Each location is cleaned frequently. When performed correctly, submitting a saliva sample should not result in creation of aerosols. Sample submission involves drooling into a funnel fitted over a collection tube, so there should be no spitting, forceful throat clearing or other expulsive actions. We also encourage individuals to wear their face coverings while pooling saliva, in between drooling into the funnel. We ask for patience as people adapt to the new approach.