Saliva testing will decrease to about 525 a week and will deployed in two ways: targeted testing at Watkins Health Services for confirmed contacts of positive individuals and randomized prevalence testing.
The UCU wants students to avoid campuses until Christmas unless a testing scheme begins operating at universities. Only.59% of students tested have received a positive result, and 34 of the positive tests have been administered within the past week. Though Hamilton County remains at "orange", or the second-lowest status on the state's color-coded coronavirus alert system, a party at the University of Cincinnati is linked to at least 78 cases.
Schools and colleges that are reopening on time this fall may want to look at Adrian College, where almost 7% of the students and staff have already tested positive for COVID-19. That's a positivity rate of 1.4% - a much lower rate than their greek life counterparts.
The city does not have a complete count of the amount of students tested positive with COVID-19 associated with Temple, as students may report their home addresses when being tested, Farley said. Though faculty and staff make up an estimated 17.7% of the on-campus population, they've only had 16 cases out of 4,513 tests - a rate of only 0.35%. "It is in part because of this aggressive, adaptive testing that we have been able to catch so many cases".
All close contacts of positive cases will be required to quarantine, the message said.
President Gregory Crawford, in the coronavirus briefing, said casting a wide net of tests will help catch asymptomatic cases and potential clusters.
"Next week, we are planning to launch a new approach to sharing our testing results and other COVID-19 related data, developed in collaboration with our local and community health partners", Girod said. As of August 31, the dashboard shows cumulative numbers of 882, and it had tested over 28,000 students. The surveillance testing is a free and voluntary opt-in program, separate from the university's testing of symptomatic UM community members, according to a Thursday Sept. 3 news release.