Pooled COVID-19 surveillance testing approved on SUNY Plattsburgh campus
Plattsburgh, N.Y. (WWTI) — Following a visit from the State University of New York Chancellor, SUNY Plattsburgh has announced a rigorous testing method for COVID-19.
Chancellor Jim Malatras joined SUNY Plattsburgh President Alexander Enyedi to announce the launch of pooled surveillance testing on the universities campus, tremendously expanding testing capabilities.
According to SUNY, this testing method was developed at SUNY Upstate Medical University and approved by the New York State Department of Health.
This testing method will allow 10 to 25 people to be screened in one COVID-19 test by conducting saliva tests rather than swabs. Individuals administer tests themselves and submit samples to medical personnel.