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Coppin State University to offer free COVID testing to students, staff

Posted at 3:21 PM, Aug 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-14 17:15:02-04

BALTIMORE — Coppin State University is making sure their students and staff know their COVID status.

On Friday, University President Anthony Jenkins was the first to get a COVID test at the school.

The state requires reopening schools to have COVID results for everyone on campus. Jenkins says offering tests on campus is the best way to get those results in.

"Students are coming from different states. We have places right here in our state that do not test individuals if they are not showing signs of symptoms. Well, I need everyone tested. And so we set up this opportunity so that we can do just that."

Coppin will have students on campus this fall, but not too many.

Jenkins says about 10 percent of learning will be done in-person, with the rest happening online.

There won't be many students living on campus, either. He says about 320 people will be moving in.

That's about half of what it normally is.

Jenkins says testing will also be done once a month to keep results up to date.

The school says their testing is free for students and staff.