CU Boulder has just opened up dorms and in-person classes. The CU Boulder Covid Research Strategies Webinar presents innovative testing plans that include ultra-fast COVID tests from the Sara Sawyer Lab and an automated sewage sampling system from Creston Mansfeldt. Both tests may speed early warning of Covid. Both testing strategies are innovative and ambitious. But funding and testing capacity mean only dormitory students receive these tests. Dorm students represent around 20% of CU Boulder students. Roughly 80% of CU students live off-campus (not in the dorms). They are not slated to receive these special tests, or basically, any regular tests.
Currently, CU-Boulder COVID infection rates are low. As questions on next week’s show, we will be watching for . . . how does all this influence the ability of CU-Boulder’s innovative tests to help CU keep Covid-19 cases down and to help the campus stay open?
Hosts: Beth Bennett, Angele Sjong, Shelley Schlender
Producer: Shelley Schlender
Engineer: Maeve Conran