Texas A&M has announced that students, faculty and staff at all 11 of their campuses will soon have quick and easy access to free testing for COVID-19.
A&M officials announced this (Tuesday) morning that each campus will set up a central location for the testing, which will consist of a simple, painless mouth swab. Officials say testing could start as early as late this week.
Curative Inc., a national testing company based in California, will provide 15,000 tests to campuses each month. The company has committed to turning around lab results within 30 hours from when the sample arrives at their lab.
Each campus will establish an on-line test registration, and anyone wishing to be tested must first sign up there. Trained personnel will monitor the self-administered oral swabbing required. The on-campus tests will not be available to the general public.
To date, Curative has released more that 1.2 million test results and is processing 55 to 60 thousand test kits per day.