Harvard tests for COVID on campus

Thursday, August 6, 2020 - 15:11 in Psychology & Sociology

Harvard moved in early June to reopen its labs, where research in areas not connected to COVID-19 had been placed on hold since mid-March. As part of the plan, anyone who returned to work on campus was asked to get a baseline test for SARS-CoV-2, and the University set up facilities in Harvard Stadium in Allston and at the New Research Building on the Longwood campus. Maria Francesconi, senior director of nursing and health promotion for Harvard University Health Services, said medical workers have seen about 7,000 people so far, and her operation is now gearing up to ensure proper testing for the limited number of students who will return to campus soon. By mid-month, plans are for testing to begin at a third campus location, a tent on the Science Center plaza. The stadium location, in the concession area under the concrete bleachers, is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m....

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