The Daily Gamecock

Camdyn Bruce

News Writer

Two months into mandatory testing, overall COVID-19 cases remain low

Since the University of South Carolina has implemented mandatory monthly testing, campus has become a safer environment than in the fall, according to Rebecca Caldwell, the director of Strategic Health Initiatives. Each of the four testing groups has had a roughly 90% compliance rate for mandatory testing.

Site tester Bradford Christopher administers a COVID-19 test in Parker, Colorado, the closest testing site to Ebert County where the first positive test for a new highly contagious variant was detected.

COVID-19 testing will detect coronavirus variants at USC

The university will be able to detect different variants of the COVID-19 virus on campus by testing saliva samples. New technology will go into production "in a couple of weeks," Carolyn Banister, a clinical assistant professor in the College of Pharmacy, said. 

USC improves recycling efforts on campus

Recycling has become a central focus at USC as the university pushes to become more sustainable, and the Residence Hall Association is working to introduce more recycling options to off-campus housing. 

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