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.
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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