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Purdue Announces Plans For Random COVID-19 Testing

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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Students and staff at Purdue University will be tapped for random coronavirus testing during the fall term. Purdue already is requiring a negative test result prior to arrival on campus or a 10-day isolation if they tested positive. Classes for most of Purdue’s 40,000 students start Monday. Dr. Esteban Ramirez says the goal is to test approximately 10% of the campus each week. Students will have 48 hours to be tested after getting an email. Purdue suspended 36 students for attending a party on the same day that President Mitch Daniels made it a violation to host or attend a party that doesn’t adhere to social distancing and mask rules.

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