Asymptomatic testing — which is for individuals not currently experiencing symptoms — will be required for members of the University community who are physically on campus for at least 8 hours per week. The cost of testing will be paid by the University. Frequent asymptomatic testing is used for screening and for mitigation. The main goals are to monitor the prevalence of COVID-19 among the on-campus population and thus enable the prompt isolation of anyone who is positive and the quarantine of their close contacts. In this way, the University will not only protect the health of those who live and work on-campus and its ability to sustain campus operations, but also reduce the risk of transmission within the larger community. Testing is a supplement to, not a substitute for, other public health interventions required by University policy, including social distancing and face coverings. To read the full story.