Tulane University is ending its routine free testing of students for COVID-19 after two years of pandemic surveillance.
That said the university its vaccination and booster rates have bolstered students, faculty and staff to the point that it no longer needs to test students who show no signs of coronavirus infection. Tulane said it will continue to test faculty, students and staff who:
- Has symptoms or is in close contact with people who have tested positive
- Those who intend to travel or have recently returned from travel.
Tulane will also continue to offer community testing for family and friends, but will add a fee for it.
The new policy will take effect on Monday.
“These changes will bring us more closely in line with practices at our peer institutions across the country and with the recommendations of public health experts,” the university said.
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