“A mandate that would enforce that is expected to be announced early next week”
What a fun time to be a college student.
The Salt Lake Tribune reports:
Utah officials plan to require all college students get tested for COVID-19 weekly
Utah leaders want to require that all college students in the state get tested for COVID-19 once a week.
A mandate that would enforce that is expected to be announced early next week as part of Gov. Gary Herbert’s plans to address the record-setting spread of the virus — which has spiked with schools reopening this fall. The measure would apply to more than 230,000 students across the state.
Utah Senate President Stuart Adams, who has worked with Herbert to draft the requirement, confirmed to The Salt Lake Tribune on Friday that it is in the works.
“It’s not a rumor,” he said. “The virus is spiking all over the country. And there are multiple reasons why. One is that colleges and universities have gone back.”
Adams said the rollout is expected to start Monday, but he cautioned it will be gradual. “This will be a mammoth undertaking,” he added.
The primary focus will be those who are attending in-person classes. But under the plan, students at the state’s eight public universities, as well as the eight technical colleges, will be required to get a coronavirus test weekly.
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