Wastewater testing samples from the dorms on the University of Arizona campus came back positive for COVID-19, said university president, Dr. Robert Robbins.
The University of Arizona is regularly testing wastewater from each dorm, searching for traces of COVID-19. Officials said the techniques worked and possibly prevented a COVID-19 outbreak at the University of Arizona.
According to the school officials, when wastewater testing samples came back positive, the school quickly tested all 311 people who live and work there. By testing, they found two asymptomatic students who tested positive for COVID-19.
The students were quickly quarantined. Richard Carmona, a former U.S. surgeon general directing the school’s reentry task force, said that they have managed to jump on it right away with the early detection. He added that they got them the appropriate isolation where they needed to be.