July 14, 2020

In response to unrestrained growth in COVID-19 cases and testing limitations in March 2020, nearly all colleges and universities closed their physical campuses to students and transitioned to online learning. Many universities are eager to reopen their campuses to students and others for some limited in-person activities and classes this fall. In addition to social distancing, cloth masks, and symptom monitoring, the ability to and practice of testing persons for active COVID-19 infection will play an important role in containing the spread of COVID-19 on campus.

On June 30, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued guidance on how universities can use viral testing to guard against COVID-19 outbreaks on campus.

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