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One tested, the other didn’t

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Last month [Duke] announced it would be performing weekly surveillance testing for its students, faculty and staff. The most recent round tallied 14,141 tests, returning eight positives . . .

[UNC] opted against mandatory testing for students before their re-entry, stating that widespread testing went against CDC recommendations and that it could “create a false sense of security” . . . Since the pandemic began, 1,138 students and 72 employees have tested positive. The university has performed a total of 4,612 tests.

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NYC schools hire Fulgent Genetics

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The city announced it had hired a company called Fulgent Genetics to conduct the school testing . . . The city is planning to randomly test about 10 percent to 20 percent of students, teachers and staffers at each school once a month, which could mean processing 60,000 to 120,000 tests every month. Officials hope to return test results in 48 hours and provide individual students with their results, city officials said.