By Michael Boriero – Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
Bishop’s University received its first positive result from its pooled saliva testing strategy, which was implemented in January to preemptively tackle COVID-19 outbreaks on campus.
According to Director of Communications Olivier Bouffard, the university got back to testing students living in residence following March break. He told The Record that it was necessary because they could have been travelling between regions.
“We got one positive case in one pool and so all of those people belonging to that group of pooled saliva have been contacted and the public health authority has agreed to test them all individually,” said Bouffard.