Stanford among first universities requiring weekly COVID-19 testing – even for vaccinated students

By: | August 12, 2021

Stanford will test students for the coronavirus every week, regardless of vaccination status, the university announced Wednesday, making it one of only a few campuses in the country to do so.

Citing the ongoing threat of the highly contagious delta variant, officials unveiled several new safety measures in an email to students ahead of the university’s planned return to campus beginning Aug. 15.

The school already mandated face masks and vaccines for all returning students. The new rule requires students who live in Stanford-owned housing or attend classes on campus to take a coronavirus test before school starts and undergo weekly tests whether they are vaccinated or not. Results will be provided within 24 hours, according to the message sent to students.

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