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A new diagnostic test for coronavirus relies on gargling with saltwater instead of using a nasal swab. Initial results have been encouraging, UArizona virology expert Michael Worobey says.
The university remains in stage two of its reentry plan, with classes of up to 50 now given the option to meet on campus. A COVID-19 testing blitz will take place before Thanksgiving.
The university also will conduct a travel survey and testing blitz prior to the Thanksgiving holiday in an effort to reduce travel-related spread of COVID-19.
The contribution will allow UArizona researchers to continue developing better, more efficient and effective COVID-19 tests for people across the state.
For the fourth time, the University of Arizona School of Theatre, Film & Television is ranked among The Wrap's Top 50 Film Schools in the U.S.
UArizona researchers developed one of the most accurate COVID-19 antibody tests available and now have shown antibodies persist for months after infection, providing long-term immunity.
With public health metrics improving, the university has expanded in-person instruction for classes of 30 or fewer. The decision brings about 1,500 additional students to campus.
On Oct. 12, the university hopes to resume in-person instruction for classes of 30 or fewer students that were designated as in-person courses at the time of registration.
Researchers found that SARS-CoV-2 can relieve pain, which may explain why nearly half of the people who get COVID-19 experience few or no symptoms.
The number of positive test results on campus decreased following a 14-day shelter-in-place recommendation. The university will continue to offer most classes in an online format through at least Oct. 5