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Rapid Testing Key to Campus COVID Plan

USA Today (Aug. 25) – Others plan to test their communities aggressively and require compliance for anyone who wants to be on campus. The University of Illinois started class Monday with plans to use a newly developed saliva test to check up to 20,000 people a day. The method doesn’t rely on nasal swabs, and produces results in an hour, according to the university.

“The faster we can notify people, the faster we can stop the spread,” said Rebecca Lee Smith, a pathology professor at the university.