TCU expands campus testing sites for spring semester

first_imgWorld Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Linkedin Facebook Benton McDonald ReddIt Benton McDonald is a senior journalism and political science double major from Austin, Texas. He has worked for TCU360 since his freshman year and is currently the executive editor. Benton McDonald + posts Settlement reached between TCU, former professor in discrimination lawsuit Benton McDonald Welcome TCU Class of 2025 Thousands of TCU community members receive COVID-19 vaccines as university supply increases In this Dec. 10, 2020, file photo, registered nurses swab patients during testing for COVID-19 organized by Philadelphia FIGHT Community Health Centers at Mifflin Square Park, in south Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File) Facebook Benton McDonald Benton McDonald Chancellor talks stimulus money, COVID-19 vaccines and more at limited attendance faculty town hall ReddIt Twitter printTCU students, faculty and staff will have more ways to be tested for COVID-19 on-campus this spring.Curative will continue operating the testing site located across the street from the Brown–Lupton University Union, which is open to the TCU community and the general public. The site opened in November as part of an effort to test students before winter break. In addition, Curative is opening a TCU-only testing site inside the BLUU on January 12. The testing options were announced in a university email to students and faculty Wednesday. Curative’s tests are free and contactless. They can be scheduled on the companies website. Along with the two on-campus Curative sites, the Brown-Lupton Health Center will also be offering tests to students. TCU will not be requiring entry testing for students. “While we don’t require entry testing, we do ask that you test if you have symptoms, so we can protect our friends and neighbors,” the email said. “And if you’re sick, STAY HOME until you’re well enough to rejoin the community.” The university also announced that quarantine duration has been reduced to 10 days from 14, in accordance with updated CDC guidelines. The announcements came a week after TCU received and distributed its first 100 doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. READ MORE: TCU receives first batch of COVID-19 vaccinesThere is no timeline for when the university expects to receive more vaccine shipments. They plan to offer vaccines to all students, faculty and staff as they are delivered. The first day of the semester is Tuesday January 19. Board approves tuition freeze, RRI actions but doesn’t act on eligibility issue spurred by Williams Linkedin Previous articleAll riff, no ram: Frogs get sharp wake-up call from No. 6 JayhawksNext articleMoehrig wins Jim Thorpe Award as nation’s top defensive back, makes school history Benton McDonald RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Twitterlast_img read more

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