UNC begins testing all students for COVID-19, even those with no symptoms

UNC begins testing all students for COVID-19, even those with no symptoms

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is now testing all students for coronavirus, even if they are not showing symptoms.

The testing started Wednesday morning and is voluntary.

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The school said it is important all students participate so they can get a better idea of the virus on campus as well as off-campus.

“We have a responsibility to each other and the local community to limit the spread of COVID-19 and detecting asymptomatic cases or symptomatic cases early is one of the best ways we can do that,” Robert Blouin, Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost said in a statement. “We ask that you play your part in keeping those around you safe.”

The school also partnered with the Orange County Health Department to offer employee COVID-19 testing clinics every Wednesday from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

This testing comes after several clusters of cases forced the university to move classes online.

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