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Saliva testing resumes Tuesday with limited capacity

Saliva testing resumed Tuesday morning with a lowered capacity of 200 tests a day for students.

The change in the lab's ability to process tests is because "we're still getting the lab ramped up from last week," Jeff Stensland, university spokesperson, said in a text.

The saliva tests for students will be available from 10 a.m. to noon or once the capacity is hit. Faculty and staff can be tested using the nasal swab test from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at 650 Lincoln. 

Stensland said the reason for faculty only getting nasal swab tests is because the university wanted to save the saliva tests for students. 

The College of Pharmacy was previously analyzing over 1,000 tests a day.

Stensland said meeting the testing demand has "been our goal for the beginning and has not changed. We are working to ramp up capacity as soon as possible."

The current active case total is 1,461 as of Sept. 3.

This story was last updated Sept. 8 at 11:45 a.m.


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