How Philly-area colleges are planning to test students and staff for coronavirus (inquirer.com)
More than 4,000 undergraduate students from around the country will return to the University of Pennsylvania next month. But first, they will have to pass a test — for the coronavirus.
Using a kit mailed to them, each student will send back a saliva sample that will be analyzed to rule out infection. And when the students arrive on Penn’s West Philadelphia campus, they will all be tested again. There will be still more testing after that — plus a 35-member in-house team of contact tracers who will find those who had contact with people known to have the virus and advise them to isolate.