UNL to add extra round of virus testing following snow days
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln will be conducting additional COVID-19 to get a better idea of potential spread on campus.
LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – The University of Nebraska-Lincoln will be conducting additional COVID-19 to get a better idea of potential spread on campus.
Chancellor Ronnie Green said in a campus letter the Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department asked UNL to conduct one additional round of re-entry tests following last week’s two snow days.
“Another round of re-entry tests will provide us with additional data on any COVID-19 transmission occurring within our campus community, particularly for asymptomatic cases,” Green said in the letter. “It will also enhance our ability to isolate and mitigate any additional spread.”
Green says positivity rates resulting from the university’s re-entry saliva tests and symptomatic nasal tests have been very low.
If the campus positivity rate remains low, UNL will move to random mitigation testing.
An announcement on that is expected by the week of Feb. 15.