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The university will continue to offer testing for students and employees through the holiday season, and students who go home for the holidays will finish out the semester remotely.
The university's pre-holiday testing blitz, which continues through Nov. 25, is succeeding in its goal to test large numbers of students before they head home for Thanksgiving.
With Arizona Football set to play its first game on Saturday, Dr. Stephen Paul, one of the leaders of Arizona Athletics' reentry efforts, discusses the team's resilience.
The university plans to test all students who attend in-person classes in the spring, President Robert C. Robbins said during his weekly briefing on the campus reentry progress.
The university is currently allowing courses of up to 50 students to meet on campus. After Thanksgiving, all courses will transition to being fully online.
Dr. Sairam Parthasarathy is one of 11 principal investigators for the National Institutes of Health Community Engagement Alliance Against COVID-19 Disparities.
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.