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U of I researchers created a saliva COVID-19 test

Martin Burke, a U of I chemistry professor, spoke about this huge development during a webinar yesterday. The test will figure into plans to bring students back to campus in the fall. Here are a few important details, you can read more in this report from Illinois Public Media:

  • They have the capacity to test 10,000 people a day.
  • Students would be tested upon return to campus, then intermittently throughout the semester.
  • There will be 20 testing site throughout campus.
  • The University of Illinois app has capability to help track exposure. 

Photo from University of Illinois Facebook page. 

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