We find ourselves in strange times, but a baseline COVID-19 test for the entire COA community is one way we can best manage to have a great fall term. There’s nothing to worry about — no deep nasal cavity “brain tickling” swab. These are supervised, self-administered shallow nasal swabs. I did my first test today at 10:30 out on the front lawn. It took all of three minutes and ten easy steps.
That’s it. Ten easy stages. From here, our team collects and counts all the vials, a courier picks them up (1pm for today’s round of testing) and brings them directly to The Broad in Cambridge, Mass. In 24 hours we get a report.