University Of Pittsburgh To Begin Random COVID Tests

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.

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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