Testing for COVID-19 at Lane Stadium
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Thousands of students, staff and faculty are tested for COVID-19 every week at Lane Stadium, where voluntary, surveillance and prevalence testing is underway.
We're currently at Lean stadium already doing COVID testing. We mostly do the PCR tests to the naval swab. It's the midterm net tests. And then we also do offer the saliva tests option for those who need accommodation. We do roughly seven hundred eight hundred day, about 3 thousand a week. Bye. Have a lie. Graduate student employees who are here who on the frontlines of this helping me out every single day. We have three different types of tests that we offer here. So the first one is voluntary. Someone who wants to get a test, they can get one done. The next one is called the surveillance testing, which are high contact Virginia Tech employees. The last group is a prevalence testing, which is all Virginia Tech students, especially with people in this age group. And you have a lot who made these asymptomatic. And in that case, there lever come and get tested because they think they have any symptoms to doing this prevalence testing is a major way of being able to see what's going on in the population at large. I actually just graduated from Virginia Tech and May of 2020, I have a BA in chemistry as a bs and biochemistry. Before I actually came here, I was working as a nursing assistant. My unit was actually made a COVID unit when COVID hit Virginia. So I had already had experience working with COVID before coming here, wearing a mask and getting tested. These are things that realistically they don't hurt you. At worst, they're a very mild annoyance. While you may think that you're finds that this isn't a big deal. You'll be surprised how many people you may know are going to be in that high risk group who are immunocompromised, two are, have underlying conditions because we don't tell everyone around us what our health risks are.