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Students sign pledge to keep campus safe

To kick off the fall 2020 semester students took a pledge. They pledged to protect the Mavily through the Maverick Way. The Maverick Way is made up of eight parts: wearing a mask, participating in ongoing COVID-19 testing, monitoring health symptoms daily through the web app Scout, completing the COVID-19 course, vowing to stay home when sick, practicing good hygiene, using temperature check stations and limiting non-essential travel as well as minimizing group gatherings.   

With the semester underway, CMU launched its detection testing protocols, which will run through the end of the semester. Both the rapid saliva and wastewater testing pilot projects will help officials identify emerging cases on campus. 

Early detection of COVID-19 is an increasingly important part of campus response plans as outbreaks around the nation are forcing universities to transition to remote learning. In order to find pre-symptom infections, CMU faculty and students will begin testing wastewater to detect the virus before individuals begin to spread illness.

Over 10,000 COVID-19 tests have been administered and CMU’s multi-tiered testing strategy pushes on. Four weeks into the semester, Mavericks continue to do the work to keep campus safe.


Written by Staff