An Associated Press story on July 19 about COVID-19 testing strategies for colleges opens with an explanation of Colby’s testing program for this fall. “For students heading to Colby College in Maine this fall, coronavirus testing is expected to be a routine part of campus life,” the lede reads. “All students will be required to provide a nasal swab every other day for two weeks, and then twice a week after that. All told, the college says it will provide 85,000 tests, nearly as many as the entire state of Maine has since the pandemic started.”
Media outlets across the country picked up the story, including the Chicago Tribune, San Francisco Chronicle, Houston Chronicle, Minneapolis Star Tribune, and the Seattle Times.
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