Pexels stock photo from CDC

Genome Center Passes 1 Million COVID-19 Tests, Helping Keep Positivity Rates Low

UC Davis’s asymptomatic COVID-19 testing program completed its one millionth test this week, a little more than a year since the campus began offering tests to on-campus students, faculty and staff in mid-September 2020.

“Our asymptomatic testing program was the original foundation of the university’s COVID-19 strategy and, along with vaccination, continues to be central to our mitigation efforts,” said Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Mary Croughan.

“Reaching one million tests is an impressive milestone,” she said, “reflecting both our seriousness in meeting this challenge and the incredible intellectual resources of our faculty. Thanks to the preventive measures our community has adopted—which also include masking, physical distancing, and other behaviors—we have kept our COVID-19 positivity rates well below those of California and the nation.”

Read the full article by Andy fell on UC Davis News.

Primary Category