University in Cleveland stocks vending machines with COVID-19 tests as students return for classes

On Monday, Case Western Reserve University students will return to class to begin the spring semester. For anyone on campus looking to test for COVID-19, they won’t have to go far.

The university stocked a dozen vending machines around campus with PCR tests to help combat the latest surge of COVID-19 and assist many students who may be attending clinicals.

“Our students and our staff and faculty — because we’re kind of like our little city — they need to be able to be tested at all hours,” said Megan Koeth, the executive director of CWRU’s Department of Resiliency. “So, one of our biggest needs was [asking,] how do we serve people that are nursing students or medicine or medical students that maybe have clinical rotations and are working like odd shifts? How do we get them tested to here on campus?”

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