Thousands gets a COVID test at CMU

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Grand Junction, Colo. — Colorado Mesa University’s testing site is now open to the public, and the additional site has made the mass testing easier to manage. This week CMU has performed 4,000 COVID tests, half of which have been community members, and the wait time for a test is about 8 minutes or less.

The university has partnered with “COVID Check Colorado” to administer these tests, and CMU nursing students are also helping out.

Next week the testing site will be open Monday afternoon, and all day Tuesday and Wednesday. The site will be closed Thursday and Friday, but open again on Saturday.

The CMU testing site will be open until January 2021. At that time, CMU students are expected to return to campus for face-to-face learning, and the university’s administration believes they have a strong plan to be successful next semester.

John Marshall, Vice President of CMU, says, “one of the benefits of having all of this practice at running a mass testing site is we will be even more equipped and better able to test students as they come back to Grand Junction, and we can ensure they have a negative test prior to coming back on campus.”

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