We are working to keep the UC Berkeley community healthy and support campus reopening.
The Innovative Genomics Institute is excited to partner with you to decrease the spread of the novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, on campus. The IGI Campus Recovery Initiative involves three key efforts: testing for all campus affiliates with COVID-19 symptoms, regular screening for asymptomatic people approved to work on campus, and a task force to perform contact tracing following a positive diagnostic test from University Health Services.
Symptomatic and Surveillance Testing: University Health Services (UHS) offers PCR testing for COVID-19 to all students and all faculty/staff who are working on campus, and the IGI Diagnostic Testing Lab is currently analyzing all tests on campus. All testing can be ordered online at eTang, where you will be guided to the appropriate testing site.
Please visit the UHS COVID-19 testing page to learn more about all of the current testing options.
Want to see what happens when you go get a surveillance test on campus? Watch a quick walk-through of the easy self-swabbing test:
In partnership with University Health Services (UHS) and the Greek community, the IGI is piloting a new way to do online COVID-19 testing with a saliva-based test that can be done at home and dropped off at a convenient campus location. We are starting with a pilot test with students in congregate housing, but may expand in the future. Learn more >
The IGI FAST study has concluded. We thanks everyone for their participation in this important study and helping the UC Berkeley community develop the tools to keep the campus safe through the COVID-19 pandemic.
For more details and the letter to participants, please go to igi-fast.berkeley.edu.
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