University of Kansas releases COVID-19 testing plans for rest of semester, spring semester

University of Kansas
Posted at 11:31 AM, Nov 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-10 12:31:07-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — As the semester begins to wind down at the University of Kansas, school officials released COVID-19 testing plans for the rest of the semester and upcoming spring semester Tuesday.

The university is offering a free saliva-based test to students, faculty and staff whose traveling plans require a mandated negative test by an airline or their final destination.

They may also receive the free test if they are returning to a household with a high risk for severe COVID-19 complications.

For the following spring semester, the university will have a mandate test for anyone planning to return to campus as it did at the beginning of the fall semester.

"Students living in KU Student Housing facilities can expect to be sent home with a saliva test kit that they will be required to complete and return in late January before they move back to campus," Chancellor Douglas A. Girod said. "Student Housing will provide more details to on-campus residents."

Leading up to Nov. 16, the university will continue to offer randomize prevalence testing which it announced earlier this semester.