Bishop’s implements Covid screening plan for residence students

By Matthew McCully
Bishop’s implements Covid screening plan for  residence students

On Tuesday, saliva samples were taken from the students staying in residence on the Bishop’s campus to be tested and serve as an early warning system to detect possible COVID-19 infection.
According to BU communications director Olivier Bouffard, the test doesn’t substitute public health testing, but pooled saliva testing is faster, less intrusive than a stick up the nose, and is a good way to get an early heads up without burdening the public system.
“Everyone was just coming back for the semester, so this was a good time to do it,” Bouffard explained, adding the school will re-evaluate whether or not to test again at a later date.

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