University Of Pittsburgh To Begin Random COVID-19 Tests On Students

Nick Horwat
August 09, 2020 - 11:00 am

    PITTSBURGH (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) The University of Pittsburgh has announced they will begin randomly testing students for coronavirus.

    Beginning Wednesday, the University of Pittsburgh’s COVID-19 Medical Response Team will randomly select from every incoming student, including including undergraduate, graduate, and off-campus students.

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    Students will be given warning by email 24 to 48 hours before their scheduled test.

    Even if no symptoms are being shown, a student may still be selected at random for a test.

    The tests will be self administered by the students when they receive a test kit on the day of their random test.

    The University’s COVID-19 Medical Response Team says tests results should be returned within two to three days.

    If a student does test positive the Student Health Service will set a plan of action for the student.

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