Take part in a research study by volunteering a swab sample:
Tufts researchers are conducting a pilot study to see if the kind of nasal swab tests that the university uses in its COVID-19 surveillance testing can be analyzed in batches, a less expensive option that could allow local K-12 schools to create their own testing programs. Faculty, staff, and students can take part the next time they go for their scheduled test on the Medford/Somerville campus. Read the story on Tufts Now.
Tufts Visitor (and Meeting) Policy:
On August 19, the university posted its Visitor and Meeting policy. The university’s goal is the reduction of the overall number of people on campus to minimize the risk of transmission of the virus and protect faculty, staff, and students from unnecessary exposure to COVID-19. Tufts continues to urge strongly that all meetings and events be conducted virtually if possible, even if planned as off-campus events. Read the complete Visitor (and Meeting) Policy (on AccessTufts).
All the details of COVID-19 testing at Tufts:
Effective testing will allow us to slow the spread of the diseases on our campuses by allowing us to identify those who have COVID-19, arrange for their isolation from others, assist them in receiving the care they need, and begin the contact tracing process. It will also provide information about any spread of the disease on our campuses to help inform decisions about campus operations. On August 17, the university posted this resource with the details of the university’s comprehensive testing process. Learn more...