Student testing plays a key role in Mason’s COVID response strategy

COVID test resting on a piece of paper. From Getty.

George Mason University this week is testing all 3,000 residential students for COVID-19, an effort intended to measure the impact of the Labor Day holiday and manage a likely spike in cases on campuses.

Mason President Gregory Washington announced the effort on Sept. 11, citing the need to stay ahead of the virus. All residential students received saliva test kits this week, which they were asked to complete. The tests are FDA-approved and are being analyzed by Rutgers University’s Infinite Biologics laboratory. Results are expected early next week.

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