JAMA Network Open: How HBCU Used Covid Testing to Keep Campus Open
Delaware State and Testing for America's safety strategy provides model
DOVER, Del., December 20, 2021 /3BL Media/ -- A new research study on how frequent COVID testing coupled with other safety measures enabled a historically Black college to safely remain open even as many other universities shut down their campuses has been published Monday by the JAMA Network Open, a member of JAMA Network.
DSU's testing program consisted of twice-a-week PCR testing program for the 2,320 students, faculty and staff on campus from August 2020 to April 2021. Donations and grants to fund testing came from Illumina, Siemens, Cerner, Guardant Health, The Rockefeller Foundation and Ginkgo Bioworks, among others.